September 2012

APA Monitor, April 1989

The APA Monitor was (and, according to Google, still is) the official publication of the American Psychological Association. Cartoons appeared only sporadically in its pages when this was printed in 1989, and I'm pretty sure that they have disappeared completely by now.

This gag is another one of my personal favorites, by the way. In my opinion it belonged in The New Yorker, but of course I was glad to see it in the APA Monitor, after it was rejected by all of my top markets. 

Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 41

"Nurse, make a note: no more 'papier mache' casts."

(by John Platt)


My original caption: "First of all, take this patient off tranquilizers."


Wow, John Platt, this is your sixth win. Congrats -- you are certainly one of the funniest people around!

There were two other captions in consideration for top honors:

"Worst case of tapeworm that I've ever seen." (by Gary)

"If he sues me, he'll lose. He hasn't got a leg to stand on." (by Cary Antebi)

That being said, I have to honestly tell you that this is another instance where I considered my original caption ("First of all, take this patient off tranquilizers.") to be far superior to any and all of the entries submitted. Sorry about that, folks, but in my humble opinion you did not best me this time. Ah, if only I could award that coveted First Prize to myself . . .

But don't despair -- there will be plenty of opportunities to top me in the future. Contest No. 42 will be posted soon.


Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 41

Contest No. 41 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) enter the anti-spam security code that assures me that you're a human being and not a machine, and (4) click "Save". There is no limit on the number of captions you can submit 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 submit your captions for this contest is midnight Tuesday, September 18, 2012.

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: