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No. 387: New Yorker Comics are a Cipher

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New Yorker Comics are a Cipher

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Strip by: Nathanial Murray

{Two cavemen stand in a blank terrain, with a rock just behind the left caveman, and mountains and a few trees in the background. The right caveman stands holding a rope attached to a wagon, upon which sits a crude statue of a triangle with one eye, a top hat, an arm extended outward, and some patterned lines.}
Left Caveman: {pointing to the statue, as Right Caveman looks at it} Whatever you do, don't shake that hand.

The author writes:

Figured I should try to contribute to iToons after giving a few cracks at SRoMG, and decided that a target of humorous editing that would be great for a first try are the New Yorker Cartoons. After all, it being black-and-white makes it easy enough to edit, and the font was easy to find. (Adobe Caslon Pro, for anyone wondering.)

The moment I saw one of these comics feature a big ol' triangle, I knew it would be a fun edit. The software I used didn't have the exact brush size to match that of the comic, but I never anticipated myself to make anything flawless.

Original New Yorker comic: 2019-05-04 (found on the second page)