I’ve lived in Manhattan for 9 years, which doesn’t yet make me a ‘real’ New Yorker. It does, however, mean my diary is full of crazy stories I haven’t shared with anyone.

I thought I might start drawing up some of the days and posting them all in one place. Thoughts, stories, observations, ideas, travel tales, terrible comedy gigs, wins, and disasters; the whole nine.

These posts may not be in any particular order.
Sometimes they will be long. Sometimes they will be short.

Some of them will be made using…

…and sometimes I’ll only be able to make them using…

I’m not doing them for anyone in particular, but if you enjoy them I’ll be glad. You can sign up for free, or pay a teeny bit to help keep this newsletter going.

Your Shout

Lastly, but not least..ly — I want to hear from you. If you have an interesting story to share, send it to me — newyorkcartoons@substack.com. Then keep your eyes peeled for the “Your Shout” posts to see if I illustrated yours.

  1. Coming to America

  2. Overheard at the Comedy Cellar

  3. Elaine's coming now. We need an extra chair!

  4. Six Duck Salads with Gus Van Sant

  5. Curlie & Poo

  6. Tiger Hood

  7. Leaving New York to do Comedy During the 2016 Trump/Clinton Election.

  8. Studio Habits: Clearing Physical Space to Make way for Mental Creative Space.

Jason is an Australian cartoonist based in New York.

His work has been published in magazines and online, and in books published by Penguin Random House and Harper Collins. He is a past President of the Australian Cartoonists’ Association and the current President of the National Cartoonists’ Society and an internationally syndicated cartoonist, writing and drawing the iconic 102-year-old comic strip Ginger Meggs, published daily through Andrews McMeel Syndication.

Jason works as a stand-up comedian and appears on the Food Network as a Judge and Host on the TV Series, Buddy Vs. Christmas with Buddy Cake BossValastro.

Ge lives with his wife and pet dog, Morris in Manhattan.

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Jason Chatfield
Stand-up Comedian & Cartoonist in New York. As seen in New Yorker / MAD / WIRED / Airmail