Stay Tooned Issue #4May 24th, 2022
The Times They Are
A-yes, they certainly are. But whether you think that’s all for the good, somewhat for the good, or no good at all, we all can agree that funny is still funny—unless it’s not. For some art forms, time becomes them. Michelangelo’s stuff looks better every year! Not so much with his sense of humor, though. In fact, if there are any surviving jokes from his cartoons, I haven’t heard them.
New Cash Prize Caption Contest!
Get funny for real money!
Mark June 7 on your calendars. That’s when our brand-new cartoon caption contest kicks in with a cool grand for the winner. That’s right, ONE-THOUSAND DOLLARS for the funniest caption! With that much dough going out, we need some coming in to cover the prize and pay the cartoonist, so a $5 entrance fee entitles you to submit three captions. It also entitles you to a few other things.
- -Each contest features an original drawing that will surely stimulate your cleverest captions. We believe the ink is as important as the think!
- -Every single caption will be reviewed and evaluated. You can be sure that your caption will be fairly considered by our panel of five expert judges!
- -Speaking of which, our panel of professional judges now includes the cartoonist who created the contest cartoon. Every submission will first be reviewed by each judge independently. Then, the team will come together as a group to select the ultimate winner.
So, there you have it. Save the date, break out your thinking cap, put it on backward, and get those funny juices flowing. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!
30 Teaching Cartoons That Will Keep You From Totally Losing It
Teachers have been the forgotten front line workers of the pandemic. Please browse and share this great collection from the world’s best cartoonists. What better way to count the minutes until summer break?
Anatomy of a Cartoon: Twitter
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 Twitter cartoons.
“Grandma and the Wolf” Caption Contest Commentary with Lawrence Wood
Meredith Southard’s cartoon changes the ending of a popular fairytale by having Little Red Riding Hood enter her grandmother’s house to find the old woman tying the wolf to a chair.
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: “He’ll learn to love me.” – Joseph Sills
3rd place: “There won’t be any fairy tale endings.” – Cannon Alsobrook
And don’t forget to Stay Tooned for the new $1,000 Caption Contest on June 7th!