Cartoon Caption Contests

Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 87


Contest No. 87 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, July 28, 2015.

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.






Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 86


                                      "He loves it. We'll take it."

                                             (by Cary Antebi)

 

My original caption: "Is it a strong fabric? He does a lot of groveling."

 

Yes, Cary Antebi's last-minute entry has won it all (it was literally last-minute -- submitted at 11:59 Tuesday night). So congrats once again, Cary -- this is your record-breaking twenty-first win, solidifying your entitlement to be called one of the funniest people around.

I'll admit that my original caption was rather pathetic. I realize now that instead of drawing up the cartoon and hoping to sell it, I should have just offered it as a gag to Bunny Hoest and John Reiner for "The Lockhorns". The gag is so typical of what they do, I'm sure they would have snapped it up.

Here are the runner-up captions that I was considering:

"It'll cost extra for a toupee." (by Rebecca)

"Don't be upset -- self-reflection has never been his strong suit." (by Bruce Morgenstern)

"I think it would look better on you. Would you mind trying it on?" (by Andrew Bramley)

"Could you dim the lights, the reflection off my husband's head is giving me double vision." (by ken wilkinson)

"You look just like your dad." (by Kelasher)

"You're a good salesman. We came to this store to buy him a handkerchief." (by Howard Garrett)

"No! No! I was hoping for more of a Brad Pitt Look." (by Jo Pette)

"Every time he buys a suit he does this routine with his twin brother." (by Tim Collins)

 

A new contest will be up in a couple of weeks. Get ready for it!






Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 86


Contest No. 86 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, July 7, 2015.

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.






Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 85


                      "He says he needs more underwear and money."

                                          (by Andrew Bramley)

 

 My original caption: "This must be one of those computer-generated letters: "Dear Mr. and Mrs. King . . . ' "

 

Nice going, Andrew Bramley! This is your second win -- the first one was in Contest No. 61, about a year and a half ago. Once again, you have proved to be one of the funniest people around. Congratulations!

There were loads of "Honorable Mentions" this time. Either you people are getting better or I've got to raise my standards. A few of the captions came pretty darn close to my original caption, and two entries were spot on with current events (Cary Antebi's "Lady Lancelot" and Gary's "Game of Thrones").

Here are all the "Honorables':

"It says we have to send a crown jewel to ten different people." (by Brad Labanowitz)

"Dear Your Majesty or current resident . . . " (also by Brad Labanowitz)

"It's a huge water bill for the moat." (by Cary Antebi)

"We are being sued by Burger King. They claim your name King Burger is too close to theirs." (by Howard Garrett)

"It's from Sir Lancelot. He says, 'Henceforth, I would prefer to be known as Lady Lancelot.' " (also by Cary Antebi)

"Hamlet wishes to know if he should be or not be home for the holidays." (by Kelasher)

"Wow, what an honor! You just got invited to be the next character killed on Game of Thrones." (by Gary)

 

Nice work! Contest No. 86 should be up in a couple of weeks.

 






Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 85


Contest No. 85 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, June 16, 2015.

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.






Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 84


       "And here is the result of our work: We have mathematically proven that 

                                            we need more funding."

                                               (by Jonathan Stein)

 

My original caption: "Now don't go blabbing this to the tabloids."

 

Hey, grandson Jonathan, you finally did it -- and nepotism had absolutely nothing to do with my decision. Your caption was the best one submitted, and you can now proudly join the ranks of "one of the funniest people around". It's your very first victory after many years of trying. Congrats!

To be completely honest, I really loved my original caption, "Now don't go blabbing this to the tabloids." I felt that the cartoon was totally New Yorker-worthy. I see by my records that New Yorker Cartoon Editor Bob Mankoff "held" this cartoon when I included it in a batch I brought to him one Tuesday morning many years ago (it was the only gag he held that day -- sometimes he would hold three, four, or even five from my batches). But of course the cartoon never got past the final selection process conducted by the New Yorker Editor-in-Chief. So now I'll just say what Jon Stewart would have said under the same circumstances: "Curse you, David Remnick!". There, I'm glad I got that off my chest.

Here are the other captions that I was seriously "holding":

". . . Looks just about right." (by Harvey Appelbaum)

"As you can see, my calculations have proven that we need a bigger chalkboard." (by Brad Labanowitz)

"You do realize, don't you, that an app already exists for this?" (by Cary Antebi)

"Only you could manage to make Sex Ed. boring." (also by Cary Antebi)

"Oh shoot, I forgot to divide by two. Please tell the President to cancel the missile launch." (by Levi)

 

Nice work from everybody. Keep a sharp eye out for Contest No. 85 -- it'll be coming up in a couple of weeks.






Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 84


Contest No. 84 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 26, 2015.

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.






Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 83


   "I am proud to introduce John Fafushnick who will discuss Gender Confusion."

                                                 (by Howard Garrett)

 

My original caption: " . . . a man we deeply respect and admire . . . a man who really needs no further introduction . . . "

 

No Gender Confusion here -- it's a big fifth win for Mr. Howard Garrett! Congratulations, Howard, once again you can assume the title of "One of the funniest people around".

Some of the other submitted captions that I was considering for top honors:

" . . . and in our newest category, the Equality Awards, the woman who has always been my right hand man . . . " (by Bruce Morgenstern)

"And now I'll bring up Sharon who has the financial report from last month to share with us. Translation: Bathroom break!" (by Brad Labanowitz)

"And now with a very loooong rebuttal, our chairwoman." (by Cary Antebi)

"Our next speaker is here to talk about sexual harassment, which is something that I wish I had known before I asked what she was doing after tonight's meeting." (by John Platt)

 

I'll be posting a new contest shortly, so keep those inventive, whimsical captions coming in. Thanks.






Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 83


Contest No. 83 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 5, 2015.

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.






Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 82


                                    "What was your name again?"

                                                (by John Platt)

 

My original caption: "What was your name again?"

 

Yep, that's correct -- John Platt nailed my original caption, right down to the crossed "t" and the dotted "i". It's uncanny . . . either that, or the caption was so obvious that it was everybody's first thought and John "Speedy" Platt got it in before anyone else could. Ken Wilkinson's caption, the second one submitted, was essentially the same gag. Ken submitted his caption before I had posted John's caption, by the way, so there was no "plagiarism" involved in any way.

Congrats once again, John Platt. This is your tenth win -- you are truly one of the funniest people around!

There weren't too many captions submitted this time around, and that surprised me. I thought that this drawing would get much more action than it did. I guess John's "perfect" caption discouranged many of you from submitting.

Please remember that matching my original caption is not the point of this contest. The point is to create the funniest caption. That being said, these are the only other captions that I was mulling over for the top prize:

"Ah that reminds me, what is your name?" (by ken wilkinson)

"It's Lavern, right?" (by Cary Antebi)

"Ah yes -- when we get back to the office, would you mind ordering a birthday gift for my wife?" (by Levi)

A new contest will be coming up in a couple of weeks. What say we all get our minds out of the gutter and clean up our act for the next one, okay?






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