Stay Tooned Issue #2March 29th, 2022
Cartoons for Teachers: How Cartoons can Increase Student Attention and Engagement
Getting their attention: some days, it’s the hardest part of the job. It’s no surprise; we live in an increasingly short-attention-span world. Keeping your classroom focused is no easy feat.
New Game! Fill In The Blank
Word Games like Wordle are all the rage, but what about Cartoon Games?
Learn to think like a cartoonist with our newest challenge. Your task: come up with the missing word to complete each cartoon caption. Sound easy? Give it a go and invite your friends to play along.
War, What is it Good For?
If you are wondering if Fukuyama’s prediction of the “end of history” is being replaced by your own prediction of “the end of the world” evidenced by everything that you are seeing and hearing from Putin, Russia, Nato and Ukraine – here are some war cartoons to remind you that it was ever thus, which could be depressing or comforting depending on your mood.
Anatomy of a Cartoon: Marketing
Cartoon critics Phil Witte and Rex Hesner look behind the gags to debate what makes a cartoon tick. This week our intrepid critics take a look at marketing cartoons.
Newest Caption Contest
This contest’s cartoon is from Meredith Southard. In this drawing, Little Red Riding Hood is visiting her grandma, who has captured a wolf.
“Caveman and St. Peter” Caption Contest Commentary with Lawrence Wood
Sarah Morrissette’s cartoon is set in heaven, where St. Peter is standing at the Pearly Gates. Open in front of him is a book containing the names of the deceased, and he’s addressing a caveman holding a club in his right hand.
Your opinion counts! Vote on your favorites from the last contest.
Congratulations to Kathy Wrobel-Cornell. Here is the winning entry:
And here are the two runners-up:
2nd place: “How did you hear about us?” – Beth Lawler
3rd place: “I need a name.” – Bob Low