Cartoon Tomfoolery (#620)

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

‘New Yorker’ drawing by Drew Dernavich contest 620)

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.  “Has anyone told him it’s full of hot magma and misery?”
B.  “At this rate, mankind will beat us to it.”
C.  “Most of them have candy. This one’s filled with nuts.”
D.  “Are you sure the boss is cool with this? It took him six days to make.”
E.  “His last party wiped out the dinosaurs.”

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

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