Cartoon Tomfoolery (#587)

You are invited to play this quick minor league-version of The New Yorker Caption Contest.

‘New Yorker’ drawing by Peter Kuper (contest 587)

Every week I enter the magazine’s contest, using it as a comic writing exercise. Below are five captions. Three are the magazine’s semifinal selections, one is the winner, and two are mine. See if you can guess which are which.

A.  “I didn’t get it at first, either. Then it hits you.”
B.  “Already sold, to some rich guy in camo.”
C.  “You’ll love the headlight exhibit in the next room. It’s mesmerizing.”
D.  “I pay for four years of art school and this is what he does?”
E.  “It would work beautifully in that space we have between the forest edge and the highway.”

This cartoon is the property of The New Yorker. I devour every issue of the magazine and consider it “must” reading for writers and those who appreciate good writing.

Answers:  A winner, B & D Duane’s captions, D Duane’s submission

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