So I just found out my comic got pulled. The comic was scheduled as the lasts to run in The Diary Project Series on the back page of the Arts page of this Sunday's NY times. The editor told me that, after much deliberation, after rigorous discussion that went to the top of editorial, the center image of the burning cop car was too much. ...something about "editorializing violence". They couldn't see it running anywhere in the entire paper. I was told I could remove the central image of the comic and they'd run it, but I've decided not to and to just post it online, here.
The editor was really nice and it sounds like they went to bat for me, but what do you want, It's The New York Times. They've offered me the first spot in their next series. I'll produce something something less "provocative".
So there you have it. Please enjoy this comic on the Times' dollar. As always, the process for this is in the my process thread for co-conspirators.