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The Lemming Cafe – A New Cartoon

I haven't read any reviews of this place.

I haven't read any reviews of this place.

I’ve got a new cartoon for you, free of charge, created out of the shallow well of goodness that resides within my soul. I really like this one, and it’s not just because I have a larger ego than most, but also because it represents a change in style and approach. (Image after jump.) This cartoon, although rather silly, is straightforward – no excessive lines, hidden messages or ambiguity. I hope that you enjoy it, and please feel free to leave captions, comments (to tame my wild ego, maybe?), or just random thoughts.

I’m trying to get my cartoons published in the New Yorker magazine. The folks at this publication do something unique: they invite cartoonists to submit their work once a week (most magazines deal exclusively with the syndication mafia.) I’ve actually started submitting cartoons in person to their cartoon editor this year. He gave me very valuable – some might say blunt – advice on how to improve my chances of publication. I also plan on publishing a book of cartoons, hence the attention-getting caption contest.

I just want you to know why I’m creating new cartoons every week. I am finally doing what I enjoy most, and yes, I plan on making a living through this blissful pursuit (I have a B.S. in accountancy and worked for eight years as a government bond broker). I really enjoy the caption contest, and it seems to be gaining in popularity. I will continue to post a new cartoon for the contest each Monday until I publish a book, get a proper sponsor, or run out of money. Please continue to unleash your words of wit – and tell the world about this contest!


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9 comments for “The Lemming Cafe – A New Cartoon”

  1. love the idea but what do you think of putting the cafe right on top of the edge of the cliff with a single small entrance & either
    a) large exit
    b)a revolving door
    or c0 one of the above and another small door at the side for ‘INDIVIDUALS”or something like that

    Posted by oz | April 30, 2009, 11:16 am
  2. I think that another cartoon could be in the making if I added and exit. Or, the cafe could be like a prop on a western movie set, opening the door leads right off a cliff. A revolving door might work, but I’m having trouble working out the image. (I’m glad you like the concept.)

    Posted by SplendidMarbles | May 1, 2009, 12:41 am
  3. Great restaurant. Love the view. :)

    Only perhaps one suggestion. When I first glanced at it, I thought the cliff was a fence and was trying to figure out how one could go around it (yes, I’m a lemming). But then realizing it was a cliff, I laughed my butt off. Perhaps to make the cliff seem farther away you could play with the line weights, making the restaurant lines a little bolder and the cliff lines and trees more faint and less detailed.

    Posted by Mel | May 1, 2009, 1:08 pm
  4. Thanks, Mel. Now I’m gonna throw my pens out the window. I kid, of course. I think you have a very valid point. The cliff needs work because it does resemble a fence after a quick first glance. (I’m glad you think it’s funny – that counts most to me.)

    Posted by SplendidMarbles | May 1, 2009, 1:22 pm
  5. “Business began falling during the remodeling phase.”

    Posted by Beverly Justice | May 2, 2009, 7:11 am
  6. Oddly, there are no customer reviews for this quaint little cafe.

    Posted by SplendidMarbles | May 3, 2009, 5:55 pm
  7. Followers wanted, leaders need not apply

    Posted by Susan | May 4, 2009, 5:52 pm
  8. “Over 1 billion served-see below for details”

    Posted by Dennis Grimes | May 5, 2009, 11:47 pm
  9. I have a small café called Lemming Café. It was started in 2002 in a small village named Lemming, Denmark.

    Posted by Holger Pedersen | December 2, 2009, 9:00 am

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