Winner of Eli’s Cartoon Caption Contest No. 146

           “Graffiti, sir, is not part of this interview for painting our offices.”

                                                (by Diane)


My original caption: “Can I assume that you’re here to apply for the opening in our Graphics Department?”


Nice going, Diane, for your fourth win . . . okay, one of them was a tie for first place, but it was still a win! Once again you have proved to be one of the funniest people around.

Not too many submissions this time around. Did you all draw a blank on the gag possibilities in the drawing? Anyway, here are the other captions that were in the running:

“Let me clarify the form you need to fill out.” (by Gayden Wren)

“I MEANT . . . SIGN your name on the paper, MR. BUZZ, and, NO EMOJIS!” (by Kay Ralph)

“The boss prefers to have your career details on the job application form.” (by Kenneth Wilkinson)

“Normally we ask for a candidate’s resume on paper.” (by Bruce Morgenstern)

“I take it you weren’t hired?” (by Rich Wolf)

“Would you like a coloring book while you wait for your interview?” (by Mel Tanenbaum)


Thanks for participating, everyone. The next Contest will be up shortly, so be on the lookout for it.

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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).