Once again we present to you a line-up of cartoons that make you go "Unnngghhhh." While we don't require any entry fees (the corresponding cash prizes are reflective of this,) we still manage to get some gems. This year's overwhelming theme was clowns, and we also had several submissions by pre-teenagers, one of which won our grand prize. The grand prize winner does have the opportunity, if he chooses to take it, to work with us in developing his cartoon to be published every week for the next year. We also pay $10 per week for those so it adds up to a tidy little sum by the end of the year. If the first place winner chooses not to publish at any time during the year, the opportunity goes to the second place winner for the remainder.
The staff all reached deep in their pockets and looked on the floorboards of their cars and came up with $43.13 so every winner (except the grand prize who gets the gig) wins $2.27, which they must either pick up at our offices or look for in their SASE, if they sent one in with their submission.
Grand Prize Winner
Cody Coleman, age 11
Lifetime Achievement and R. Crumb Rip-off Award
Cover Letter Award
The "Smokers have enough shame without being linked with Pac Man" Award
Avian Flu Award
White Trash Award
Tammy Faye de Milo Award
L. Ashley Wood
Worst of the Bad Award
A double negative, meaning "good" though the character is bad. Does that make him good, despite the evidence that he failed to listen to E.T.'s advice about being good and he ended up bad? Who is this E.T.? Is it Earnest Tubbs? That would be good. But if it's Spielberg's extra terrestrial, that would be bad. We'll never know. That's bad.
Vin Scully (not Vin Crosby) Award
The Funny "Ha-Ha" or Funny "Strange" Award
James W. Davis
Youth Angst Award
Suicide Bomber Award
Almost Unpronounceable Cartoon Title Award
Most South-Parky Award