King Features “Laff-A-Day”, 1967

 

This is not the finished drawing of the cartoon as it appeared in print. It is an earlier version from my files. I don’t have a copy of the final drawing, not do I have a tearsheet of the printed cartoon. But I do know that King Features Syndicate published it as a “Laff-A-Day” panel sometime in 1967.

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King Features “Laff-A-Day”, November 15, 1977

This is not the finished drawing of the cartoon as it appeared in print. It is an earlier drawing from my files. I don’t have a copy of the final drawing, nor do I have a tearsheet of the printed cartoon. But I do know that King Features Syndicate had scheduled it to be published as a “Laff-A-Day” panel on November 15, 1977.

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Winner of Eli’s Cartoon Caption Contest No. 193

“Can you read it again with a British accent this time?”

(by Rich Wolf)

 

My original caption: “Why didn’t the three little pigs’ lawyer just send a simple cease and desist letter to the big bad wolf?”

 

Congratulations once again, Rich Wolf, on capturing your fourteenth win, and two in a row, to boot. Is there any doubt that you are one of the funniest people around?

Sorry if my casual scrawling of “Fairy Tales” in this old drawing made it look like “Family Tales” to a few of you Captioneers. It was not an intentional mis-direction, just bad scrawling on my part, at the time many years ago when it was drawn.

Here are the other captions that were under consideration for top honors:

“Happily ever after? Really? Never even a little annoyed or out of sorts? They must have been highly medicated.” (by Gayden Wren)

“Except for the not so subtle microagressions, it’s pretty good.” (by sharon)

“Dad, can you choose another book . . . last time you read from ‘Family Tales” I had nightmares for a week!” (by Kay Ralph)

“Dad, these stories are supposed to put me to sleep, not the other way around.” (by Diane Weisman)

“But I’m adopted, ain’t I?” (by Mtd)

“Why does every tale end with an arrest?” (by Pat Foley)

 

Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving to all of you!

The next contest will be posted shortly, so please keep those funny captions coming.

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Eli’s Cartoon Caption Contest No. 193

Contest No. 193 starts right now.

Briefly, here are the details: I’ll supply a drawing of one of my old cartoons that has never been published, leaving off my caption. You are invited to supply your funniest captions. Simply (1) click on “See Comments and Add Your Own”. Then (2) scroll down past any other submitted captions and type in your name and your caption in the spaces provided. Then (3) click “Save”.

Your caption (or captions) will be posted after I review your submission. However, no captions at all will be posted for the first few days of each contest. This is to give everybody a chance to submit their spontaneous, gut-instinct caption without fear of discovering that it was ripped off by somebody else’s similar spontaneous, gut-instinct caption. This is an equal opportunity contest!

There is no limit on the number of captions you may enter for each drawing, but I will only post and consider the first 15 captions from any contestant. Entries will be accepted and posted for one week, after which a winner will be announced and the winning caption will be printed. Below that I will also reveal my original caption.

The cut-off time and date for you to send in your captions is midnight Wednesday, November 23, 2022.

I will be the sole judge. The winning caption will be the one I judge to be the funniest one submitted (not necessarily the one that matches or comes closest to my original caption).

Below is the drawing that needs your funny captions. Good luck, Captioneers!

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Winner of Eli’s Cartoon Caption Contest No. 192

“I’m guessing calling security won’t work?”

(by Rich Wolf)

 

My original caption: “Miss Foster, send in someone I can damn with faint praise.”

 

Congratulations once again, Rich Wolf, on this, your lucky 13th victory. You were sort of on a roll recently with three consecutive wins in Contest Nos. 187, 188 and 189, and now here you go again. I guess there’s no question that you are definitely one of the funniest people around.

Here are the other caption entries which were under serious consideration for top honors:

“I understand that Mr. Oglethorpe is busy, Ms. Clark, but I really think this negotiation is one he should handle himself.” (by Gayden Wren)

“Is giving the devil his due tax-deductible?” (by Jonathan Stein)

“Miss Kerbobble, bring me a copy of the memo that discusses what’s in the corporate details!” (by Tim Collins)

“Marge, please take our new employee to his room on the lower level.” (by David Grand)

“Cancel my 1 o’clock, I’ve got a contract to write.” (by Sagie)

“I’ll be away from my desk for a helluva long time, Alice.” (by Pat Foley)

“We need to change our open door policy.” (by Michael Lomazow)

 

Be on the lookout for Contest No. 193, Captioneers. It’ll be posted soon. Thanks for participating!

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Eli’s Cartoon Caption Contest No. 192

Contest No. 192 starts right now.

Briefly, here are the details: I’ll supply a drawing of one of my old cartoons that has never been published, leaving off my caption. You are invited to supply your funniest captions. Simply (1) click on “See Comments and Add Your Own”. Then (2) scroll down past any other submitted captions and type in your name and your caption in the spaces provided. Then (3) click “Save”.

Your caption (or captions) will be posted after I review your submission. However, no captions at all will be posted for the first few days of each contest. This is to give everybody a chance to submit their spontaneous, gut-instinct caption without fear of discovering that it was ripped off by somebody else’s similar spontaneous, gut-instinct caption. This is an equal opportunity contest!

There is no limit on the number of captions you may enter for each drawing, but I will only post and consider the first 15 captions from any contestant. Entries will be accepted and posted for one week, after which a winner will be announced and the winning caption will be printed. Below that I will also reveal my original caption.

The cut-off time and date for you to send in your captions is midnight Wednesday, October 26, 2022.

I will be the sole judge. The winning caption will be the one I judge to be the funniest one submitted (not necessarily the one that matches or comes closest to my original caption).

Below is the drawing that needs your funny captions. Good luck, Captioneers!

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Foreword

Welcome to the Eli Stein Cartoon archive. To begin, read my introduction and personal notes, and then please look at the cartoons, which are categorized by either decade, publication name or topic. I’ve included some personal comments, memories and photos below many of the cartoons. I’ll be adding cartoons, memories and photos ad infinitum. Remember, your comments are appreciated (just click on the “comment” link at the bottom of each post).
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