After subscribing to and reading The New Yorker, two things happened:
- I wanted to submit my own writing and artwork to the magazine.
- I craved a Bay Area version of the magazine.
I decided I would go for both of them.
I kind-of-jokingly floated the idea of creating a limited edition, one-time version of “The San Franciscan” to friends, casually recruiting them to write pieces and contribute to the magazine.
Meanwhile, I submitted one cartoon and one humorous article, fit for the Shouts & Murmurs section, to The New Yorker for review. I decided that if the two pieces didn’t get accepted, I would use them for The San Franciscan, so it would be a win for me either way.