Cartoon Tomfoolery (#597)

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

‘New Yorker’ drawing by Carolita Johnson (contest 597)

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.  “You should see how excited he gets when I pick him up at baggage claim.”
B.  “His father will be meeting the flight. Let him deal with it.”
C.  “Be thankful your daughter has stayed asleep.”
D.  “I think I packed more than I need.”
E.  “It’s cheaper than coach, and he gets more legroom.”

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:  E winner, B & C Duane’s captions, B Duane’s submission

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