I opened a small envelope today which contained the March 2009 issue of Reader's Digest (thanks, Norm!) and my first sale to the famous magazine.
My 'toon appeared in a special spread about the crappy economy, so I guess you can say that the recession is actually helping my cartooning career.
I've included the printed cartoon along with the original. Looks like RD slightly stretched the image vertically. I kinda like it and think it's even an improvement.
Maybe I'll try this technique on future pieces.