Thursday, July 21, 2011

Cover Contest Update

Last week, I invited you to improve that half-finished New Yorker cover. Well, good news! The New Yorker editors are impressed with what they’ve seen so far, and they’re going to put a slide show of the results on the official New Yorker blog.

It’s not too late for you to send one in (but you'd better hurry). You might get your solution included on their official blog, too. Cartoonists and animators: this could get you noticed! It’s free to submit. Just grab a print copy of the July 4 issue—the one where the artist forgot to include a joke and left half of the cover blank. Fill the blank space with your best gag, and send it in to:

Emily Kan
Assistant to cover editor Fran├žoise Mouly
The New Yorker
4 Times Square
New York, NY 10036

Or download the digital version of the blank cover from the last post, finish the gag digitally, and email it to Ms. Mouly's assistant Emily Kan (, subject line “Unfinished Cover Contest.”

Please email a copy to me, too ( On this blog, I’ll pick my three favorites (excluding my own, of course) and let you vote for the top dog. I’ll send the winner a set of signed and remarqued posters for my recent books Color and Light and Imaginative Realism. The deadline is the end of this month.

The New Yorker Cartoon Caption Contest Book
Previous post announcing the contest

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