Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Caption Contest

This drawing from 1989 is an early experimental (and failed) attempt to work out the technique for Dinotopia.

But it needs a humorous caption. So I'm inviting you to contribute one in the comments below. Either the dinosaur or the kid could be talking.

The deadline is tomorrow, Thursday at 9:00 p.m., Eastern time. I'll pick three finalists, each of whom will receive as a gift a signed, two-sided poster for Imaginative Realism (the book itself will be published in early October).

On Friday you'll be able to vote on your favorite of the three caption finalists. The grand prize winner will receive an additional Dinotopia poster and a hand-drawn remarque.

70 comments:

Daniel.Z said...

"Fish sticks?! Uh... Alright... Just this once, 'coz I'm real hungry."

Adrien Bernard-Reymond said...

"Fortunately there's someone here who likes grandma cod liver oil cakes! Quick, take it, she's comming back!"

Daroo said...

Kid: Dag! What's in this stuff?!! Look what it did to my Corgi...

Rob Hummer said...

"You can have my green beans too!"

Tracy said...

" If Mikey won't eat it......I"m not gonna eat it."

Joe Sutphin said...

“Honey, have you seen the Disposatops anywhere?”
“No, dear...Junior, could you pass daddy the dung cakes?”

Mike said...

Dinosaur:"mmmmmmm-ladyfingers!"
Kid:"EEEEEEIIIIIIIIAAAAAAAAAA!"

Christine Walker said...

Fred hoped that know one would notice he had, shall we say, *replaced* that silly little doggy.

Mike said...

"Kid, ain't I told you not to feed that thing?"
"Yes Uncle Stumpy"

Pat said...

"This tastes awful. You eat it."

Brian Busch said...

As the last Dinosaur was about to eat the Iocane powder laced hot dog, Little Jimmy Gurney's plan was abot to come to fruition. He would now have all the worlds dinosaurs stuffed in his studio, so he would never have to make another Dinosaur Maquette.

Me said...

Kid "you can have one, but the rest of the hot dogs are mine"

Me said...

Kid "eat and grow my pet, then we will conquer the world muhahahahaha"

Mike said...

"Come on! Everyone looooves twinkies"

Mark vander Vinne said...

"Hey, these brownies my sister brought back from college may taste funny, but they sure make you feel good all over. Here, Spot, you try one."

Taj Nabhani said...
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Me said...

Kid "Mom tells me you dont exist"

ChristyWilliams said...

"If I give this to you - will you promise to stop eating my socks?"

Dean said...

JAMES!!!! What have I told you about bringing dinosaurs into the house?!!

Joe Sutphin said...

pause..un-pause..pause..un-pause..pause...

"Junior! Stop tormenting the Disposatops! Give me the remote!!!"

Jesus Estevez said...

here,have a biscuit, but don't tell any one and don't make a mess in the floor

SoarsLikeAnEagle said...

Talk about stale, these prehistoric cakes are petrified.

Adam Hreha said...

"Mmmmmmm...McDino's."

ZackRock said...

Here boy, have some chocolate! Hopefully you won't have the same reaction as the dog...

erisinia said...

Alistair wondered why his impeccably trained brat-detecting dinosaur was staring so fixedly at his son....

ivo.de.wispelaere said...

boy: Here you are... it's the very last bits of the pterodactylus.

dino: Burps... That's another one that's officially extincted!

Mark Harchar said...

Just a little farther and I'll be one step closer to having those dino-feet for the back of my chair too!

P.T. Waugh said...

Dinosaur: "Breathe Deep, Seek Pizza"

Celeste said...

Henry!

NortonVirus said...

"hey, dinosaur...first one is free."

Me said...

Kid "trust me, they taste like they are from the Jurassic era"

Me said...

Kid "Ill tell you how the dinosaurs became extinct, but first try one of these twinkies"

Tracey said...

Dinosaur: "Thanks kindly, but I've been told not to accept sweeties from Humans. You're full of germs and diseases!"

Jon Hrubesch said...

"If this tastes funny it's because it's your brother".

wilsonka said...

This is how the dinosaurs became extinct.

Regolux said...

When Polly wants a cracker... Polly gets a cracker.

Ian Harrison said...

Honest Mom, he just followed me home ..... isn't he cute!

Ian Harrison said...

Open wide and let the pterodactyl fly inside.

The Artist Smith said...

Kid " Mom called it fruitcake, I call it something that came out of the back side of Brokehorn !"

Brian Vasilik said...

Pardon me, but do you have any Grey Poupon?

Rich said...

Dinosaur: Eat all that up and you'll be as good looking as I am.

GooGoo Supreme said...

just my kind of contest, hope you can use one of these!

vote for goo goo, i need more dinotopia art!!

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billy knew just what to do with 45 pounds of stale fruit cake
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it was then that dinosaurs muttered there first words "its either your leggs or your food kid, your choice"
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the dinosaur and boy couldnt understand each other, but they shared a love for twinkies that bonded them for life.
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scientists were suprised to find that dinosaurs main source of protein came from fish-sticks
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on tuesdays for breakfast john shared his french toast with his dinosaur. on wednesdays for breakfast the dinosaur shared his insect larva with john.
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even dinosaurs love kentucky fried dino
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scientists recently discovered that the cause of dinosaurs extinction was bad cooking
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one for me, fourty for you
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even after losing three fingers, billy still loved feeding dinosaurs
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for a young bruce lee it was a fair trade, 20 pounds of meatloaf for a dino-kung-fu lesson
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happiness is a boy, his dinosaur, and 20 hot apple pies
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you give me some of your lunch and i wont tell your mom you've been flying on skybax
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if this painting wasnt so bad, maybe this food would taste better!?
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the most important part of a balanced diet is 15 doughnut bars in the morning
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your right! super sculpy does taste like chicken!
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i dont know about you kid, but i dont like the taste of tofu
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i dont know, but maybe we should have taken the wrappers off first, before we ate them?
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what do you get when you combine a dinosaur who has acid reflux disease, and 10 pounds of fudge?
Dino-rrhea

Tracey said...

The Hokey Cokey training session was going well

Tom said...

Polly want a cracker?

Tyler said...

"Lucky for me, my mom didn't know that I had secretly been teaching Trysty to each snurddle sticks since she was a hatchling!"

ted said...

"Timmy! No! That's how you lost your left hand the last time!"

advantageous said...

now the trick is getting to the fingers without biting any of the fish stick.

Gee Johnny. If one cake turned you into a dinosaur, maybe another will turn you back.

The child enticed the dinosaur away from extinction. Little did the dinosaur know that white nothingness was so close behind.

Matt said...

"We've been over this, kid; I'm a vegetarian. That means I don't eat meat, mystery or otherwise."

Zack said...

"I'm not a dog kid, but I'll eat it anyway."

Laurghita said...

I hope you dont think I forgive your father for using my brother legs on this chair...

Shawn said...

Jonathan, how many times have I told you NOT to feed Pantor from the table?! Now, take him outside, wash your hands and finish your food!!

David, Newcastle said...

Dinosaur: If your mum sees you, it’s you who’ll be extinct!

David, Newcastle said...

Dinosaur: I know dinosaurs have to eat, but this takes the biscuit!

David, Newcastle said...

Boy: TRY these CERA! They’re the TOPS!

David, Newcastle said...

Dinosaur: I wish we had evolved longer necks!

David, Newcastle said...

Dinosaur: I wonder what T-Rex eats?
Boy: Anything he likes!

David, Newcastle said...

Dinosaur: Why can’t I have a knife and fork?

Boy: The iron age hasn’t arrived yet!

David, Newcastle said...

Dinosaur: When I was an extra in Jurassic park, the catering was much better!

David, Newcastle said...

Boy: Mum has been watching us closely
Dinosaur: Do you think she saurus?

Munchanka said...

"C'mon, boy. Better veloci-wrappers than protocera-chops."

David, Newcastle said...

Boy: well, I'm too small to go walking with dinosaurs!

Gulnaz said...

BOY: Don't worry, I won't bite

Scott Daly said...

"If I feed you this, promise to stop leaving basketball sized piles of crap on my flip-flops?"

Jon Hrubesch said...

How many more of these are you going to spit-up because my plate is nearly full?

rigney said...

D: hot dog? I'm a herbivore!
B: it's a hot dog, you're safe!

Brian Vasilik said...

D- For my next trick I will "play extinct."

oliv said...

Dino: Eughh! What do you take me for, I'm not eating that! See if the dog will eat it maybe?

Jussi Tarvainen said...

Am I too late?

Boy: Polly wants a cracker?

theresaryan said...

Art student here with no money hoping to get that book of yours- it looks fantastic! I never win these, but here goes anyway.

'Missing hand in 3...2...1...'

David, Newcastle said...

Boy: Well, I'm too young to go walking with dinosaurs...