Eli’s Cartoon Caption Contest No. 55

Contest No. 55 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, September 3, 2013.

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.

This is the drawing that needs your caption. Yes, this is a very old cartoon — it goes back well over fifty years. Remember, we all have to start somewhere!


  1. “Before we vote we need to
    “Before we vote we need to know one thing: Are you holding that painting upside down or not?”

  2. “We can’t decide if it’s a
    “We can’t decide if it’s a brilliant depiction of man’s existential struggle for meaning…or just crap.”

  3. “I knew Alice Rovisky, she
    “I knew Alice Rovisky, she was a friend of mine, and you
    ‘SIR’, are no Rovinsky!”

  4. “ART”? “We’ve see better
    “ART”? “We’ve see better graffiti in the men’s room”!

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Welcome to the Eli Stein Cartoon archive. To begin, read my introduction and personal notes, and then please look at the cartoons, which are categorized by either decade, publication name or topic. I’ve included some personal comments, memories and photos below many of the cartoons. I’ll be adding cartoons, memories and photos ad infinitum. Remember, your comments are appreciated (just click on the “comment” link at the bottom of each post).