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Description - The New Yorker Cartoon Caption Contest Book by Robert Mankoff

"The New Yorker" presents the best of the cartoon caption contest. Write your own captions for the top 100 cartoon contests, then see the best, and all the rest. Since its inception in 1925, the "New Yorker" has been world famous for its cartoons. Not surprisingly, the cartoon caption contest has quickly become one of the magazine's most popular features. Located on the back page, the contest invites readers to craft their own captions for the weekly cartoon. Thousands enter each week, but only one wins. This entertaining collection, the first of six books in an exclusive series with Andrews McMeel Publishing, presents the top 100 caption contests, with the winners, the runners-up, and everyone in between (available on-line), plus fun facts and stats about who is entering and why. Learn how the finalists came up with their captions, and how their lives changed after winning. Discover the inner workings of the caption contest and then see if you have what it takes to be a successful cartoon caption writer.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780740777509
ISBN-10: 0740777505
Format: Hardback
(208mm x 262mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publish Date: 11-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Robert Mankoff

Although its reviews and events listings often focus on cultural life within New York City, "The New Yorker" boasts an international audience and is well-known for its commentaries on popular culture and eccentric Americana; its attention to modern fiction and poetry by the inclusion of short stories, literary reviews, and original poems; its rigorous fact-checking and copyediting; its journalistic regard for world politics and social issues; and its famous single-panel cartoons sprinkled throughout each edition. "The New Yorker" is an award-winning weekly magazine featuring reporting, criticism, commentary, fiction, poetry, and renowned single-panel cartoons. It has won more National Magazine Awards, the magazine world's equivalent of the Oscars, than any other magazine. Its contributors have won numerous awards, including the Nobel Prize and the Pulitzer Prize. Robert Mankoff is the cartoon editor of "The New Yorker," and a cartoonist in his own right. He is the editor of many collections of "New Yorker" cartoons, including "The Complete Cartoons of The New Yorker." Online: www.newyorker.com "The New Yorker" is an award-winning weekly magazine featuring reporting, criticism, commentary, fiction, poetry, and renowned single-panel cartoons. It has won more National Magazine Awards, the magazine world's equivalent of the Oscars, than any other magazine. Its contributors have won numerous awards, including the Nobel Prize and the Pulitzer Prize.

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