Matthew Diffee has been contributing cartoons to The New Yorker since 1999, and he edited the bestselling volumes of The Rejection Collection: Cartoons You Never Saw, and Never Will See, in The New Yorker. Diffee was honored by the National Cartoonists Society with the Reuben Award for Best Gag Cartoonist of the Year in 2014. Originally form Texas, Diffee now lives in Los Angeles but in a good way. Robert Mankoff is the cartoon editor of The New Yorker and a cartoonist in his own right. He is the editor of many collections of New Yorker Cartoons.
The submissions were not set aside because they were not funny but (for the most part) because they were too funny. --New York Times