What do you get when when you blend the concerns and conceits of technology-driven, 21st century life with the classic, conservative style of 20th century magazine cartoons? The answer is creator Garey McKee's Batch Rejection, which debuted August 27 on GoComics.com.
With Batch Rejection, we've always admired how seemlessly McKee executes a very structured New Yorker cartoon style with his unique, topical humor. In the world of Batch Rejection, a woman may chat up a man at a nondescript cocktail bar by cooing, "So, is there a MRS. @Ladiesman2449?" A young man may approach a bland-looking bookstore clerk with the question, "I'm looking for something to read between tweets." The juxtaposition of modern-day sentiments with simple art that evolkes the 1950s through '80s can be startling and laugh-out-loud funny.
New Batch Rejection features will appear here every Monday on GoComics.