Matthew Diffee has been contributing cartoons to the New Yorker since 1999 and is the editor of volumes one and two of The Rejection Collection: Cartoons You Never Saw and Never Will See in The New Yorker, published by Simon & Schuster. He also contributed work and acted as cartoon editor for Time magazine’s “Drawing Room.” Last year, he branched out and illustrated a special collector’s edition of Stephen King’s novel Under the Dome.
Diffee lives in New York City but originally hails from Texas, which explains a lot, especially the work he does for Texas Monthly magazine and the stage show he produces and hosts called "The Steam Powered Hour," which combines rural American music with smart, urban comedy. It has been affectionately described as “Hee Haw for Hipsters.” Recently, he has teamed up with his New Yorker colleague Drew Dernavich to co-create “Fisticuffs,” Which is, as far as we know, the world’s only improvisational cartoonist brawl. Diffee’s a busy guy, but still finds time to waste on Twitter, Facebook and at matthewdiffee.com.