The very first card, upper left is the batch containing my foot in the door drawing, “Nothing will ever happen to you.” I’ve written about this drawing before
so won’t go into it here (other to say that the magazine bought the idea — i.e., the caption — and gave it to Whitney Darrow, Jr.
to draw up. His drawing, based on my idea, was published in The New Yorker,
December of 1977). The last index card, off to the right by its lonesome, is dated March 15, 1978. That was the week I received my first OK (New Yorker
ese for a bought cartoon). It was my first cartoon published in the magazine under my name, using my drawing.