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!
JUST A REMINDER, THIS IS NOT THE CAPTION CONTEST, BUT FEEL FREE TO POST A FEW CAPTIONS, OR JUST SHARE A THOUGHT OR TWO.
Also, check out more cartoons and contest winners in the Splendid Marbles Cartoon Gallery.
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