Sometimes things work out in unexpected ways

A happy announcement for this Wednesday morning: my cartoon returns to the Village Voice today.

Didn’t have anything to do with the online petition many of you signed a month or so ago — that was pretty much ignored (though the show of support meant quite a lot to me). It was just an unexpected turn of events, the sort of last minute plot twist that readers would find annoyingly implausible if my life were a novel. Basically, the editor who didn’t like my work was suddenly ousted, and his replacement turned out to be somebody who’s been championing it for years. I had decided the whole thing was a lost cause, and was none too happy about it — and then in a single day everything was realigned.

My head is still spinning.

Anyway, you New Yorkers, tell your friends: time to start picking up the Voice again.