What Makes a Bad Cartoon?


The fact that BW staffers are all suffering a bit of an art hangover after last night's annual Cover Auction didn't stop an intrepid group of us from gathering around our conference table first thing this morning to judge the entries in the annual Bad Cartoon contest.

As usual, entries ranged from barely legible scribbles on crumpled paper to impressive artistic illustrations. As for the humor element—well, that was pretty broad ranging, too.

So, did the judges go for a roll-your-eyes silly option, a biting social satire or something that's just odd? You'll have to wait to find out until the Dec. 1 issue of BW, when the winners and some of our honorable mentions will be revealed. Until then, you'll just have to savor the remaining weeks of the "Dude Howdy" reign.