After 107 entries, writer/tweeter Roger Ebert ha finally won The New Yorker’s cartoon caption contest, Robert Mankoff reports. He also notes that it takes practice to make perfect:
I know cartoonists would echo that sentiment. Every week most of them submit ten to fifteen ideas. Jack Ziegler, who has published more than fourteen hundred cartoons in The New Yorker, once remarked to me that he finally started getting the hang of it after about the three thousandth one.
The above is NOT the winning cartoon but one of Ebert’s rejects that we found particularly amusing. The winning entry, at last, in the link.
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