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A Dozen Years of Doozies

Boise Weekly's 12th annual Bad Cartoon Contest

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Here at Boise Weekly, we're big fans of the Annual [Fill in the Blank] Issue: Best of Boise, Fiction 101, Summer Guide, etc. But we also like to keep it fresh, so welcome to our annual Bad Cartoon Contest... with a twist.

This year, instead of asking the winner to submit a cartoon a week for 52 weeks, we are publishing the winning entry and giving its creator a cut of the entry fees--we only keep enough to buy coffee for our panel of esteemed judges. And speaking of judges, big thanks to Elijah Jensen (Hobo Jargon), E.J. Pettinger (Mild Abandon) and Brian Sendelbach (The Underpants Zoo) for taking time away from illustrating the human condition to sift through the good, the ugly and the bad cartoons we received.

And thank you to everyone who submitted. Your toilet humor, talking watermelons and terrible puns that came with explanations--if you feel you have to explain the joke, maybe it isn't funny; just sayin'--made us glad we do this every year.

Click the slideshow to see the winners... and the not-winners.