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Each week you’ll get a cartoon in your inbox, some new stories about the insanity of my life in New York, and a new picture of my Frenchie, Morris. I hope you enjoy it. If you want some extra stuff, you can always upgrade.

👋 Hi, I’m Jason.

I’m a New Yorker cartoonist, author, and stand-up comedian originally from Perth, Australia. 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. Yet.

When I thought I was going to die in the pandemic, I figured I might start drawing up some of the days and posting them all in one place: Thoughts, stories, observations, rejected cartoons, ideas, travel tales, creative advice, terrible comedy gigs, wins, and disasters— the whole nine!

These stories 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 making these for anyone in particular, but if you do enjoy them (and share them with someone who might also enjoy them) I’ll be glad.

  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.

  9. Dangerfields: The oldest comedy club in the world.

Last but not least— I want to hear from you!

If you have an interesting story to share, send it to me in the comments, or email newyorkcartoons@substack.com (or just reply to this email). Then keep your eyes peeled for the Your Shout posts to see if I illustrated yours.

Thank you again!

Your new pal,

Thanks again, and please tell a few friends if you feel like it.

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Jason Chatfield

Stand-up Comedian, Author & Cartoonist based in New York. As published in New Yorker / MAD / WIRED / American Bystander / Airmail