Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 100


Contest No. 100 starts right now.

Briefly, here are the details: I'll supply a drawing of one of my old cartoons that has never been published, leaving off my caption. You are invited to supply your funniest captions. Simply (1) click on "Add New Comment". Then (2) scroll down past any other submitted captions and type in your name and your caption in the spaces provided. Then (3) click "Save". Your caption (or captions) will be posted after I review your submission.

There is no limit on the number of captions you can enter for each drawing. Entries will be accepted and posted for one week, after which a winner will be announced and the winning caption will be printed. Below that I will also print my original caption.

The cut-off time and date for you to send in your captions for this contest is midnight Tuesday, May 3, 2016.

I will be the sole judge. The winning caption will be the one I judge to be the funniest one submitted (not necessarily the one that matches or comes closest to my original caption). Additional rules and regulations, for those of you who need such things, can be found here.

Below is the drawing that needs your caption.




Official Detective, 1987





National Business Employment Weekly, March 27, 1992





Dartnell, 1991





Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 99


                 "Hey, Buddy, don't look so gloomy, this 'jailhouse rocks'."

                                                (by Diane)

 

My original caption: "And then, in 1946, I plagiarized . . . "

 

Yes, we have a brand-new, first-time winner! You are now officially in that elite group, Diane -- one of the funniest people around. Congrats!

I don't know if my old original caption, from so many years ago, needs an explanation . . . so I'll just say that in those days of yore, many a folk singer plucked his guitar and introduced his next song by saying something like, "And then, in 1946, I wrote . . . ".

These are the other captions that were under consideration this time:

"This is the song that never ends . . . " (by Kelasher)

"We're going to slow it down a little bit." (by sharon)

"You are so beautiful, to me." (by mel tannenbaum)

"What did you expect when you got transferred to Sing Sing?" (by Cary Antebi)

"I'm part of the warden's 'cruel and unusual punishment' program." (also by Cary Antebi)

"They put me in jail because I killed this guy who didn't compliment my singing. How do you like my singing?" (by Howard Garrett)

 

Caption Contest No. 100 will start in two weeks . . .  that's right, No. 100! So be on the lookout for it, and keep up the good work, captioneers.

 

 




Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 99


Contest No. 99 starts right now.

Briefly, here are the details: I'll supply a drawing of one of my old cartoons that has never been published, leaving off my caption. You are invited to supply your funniest captions. Simply (1) click on "Add New Comment". Then (2) scroll down past any other submitted captions and type in your name and your caption in the spaces provided. Then (3) click "Save". Your caption (or captions) will be posted after I review your submission.

There is no limit on the number of captions you can enter for each drawing. Entries will be accepted and posted for one week, after which a winner will be announced and the winning caption will be printed. Below that I will also print my original caption.

The cut-off time and date for you to send in your captions for this contest is midnight Tuesday, April 12, 2016.

I will be the sole judge. The winning caption will be the one I judge to be the funniest one submitted (not necessarily the one that matches or comes closest to my original caption). Additional rules and regulations, for those of you who need such things, can be found here.

Below is the drawing that needs your caption. This is another very old drawing of mine. The address rubber-stamped on the back is that of the Brooklyn tenement apartment where I lived with my parents until the early 1950's. And I see that it was finished with a brush, so it was before I switched to Rapidograph-type pens.




Florida Bar News, 1999





National Business Employment Weekly, September 19, 1989





A Word of Clarification about Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest . . .


I generally start a new contest every three weeks, and it runs for a one-week period. I announce it with a post headed "Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. --".

In the gap between contests, I continue to add to my archive of my own published cartoons (identified with a heading containing the name of the publication and a date or year), and I also sometimes post other cartoon-related items. So far I've archived over 1,500 of my published cartoons.

Lately, several people have been erroneously sending in captions for my archived/published cartoons. I just want to make it clear that the new contest starts only when you see "Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. --" at the top of the posting.

I hate to see anybody wasting his or her caption-writing talent! Thanks again to all of you for participating.




Dartnell, 1994





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