“I’ve just got helicopter parents. You’ve got satellite parents.”
— Charles McKenny, Sioux City, Iowa
“Maybe it’s not such a bad thing to have your head in the clouds.”
— Rachel Loke, Omaha
"What's next, unicycles?"
— Martin Hendren, Persia, Iowa
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Everyone's a critic. But is everyone a cartoonist?
I draw five editorial cartoons a week for the Omaha World-Herald. It’s a challenging job to craft cartoons and write the best captions week after week. Now is your chance to pick up a pen and practice your own creativity!
Each month, I'll post a new drawing that's in need of a caption. Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to come up with the wittiest, cleverest caption you can. The rules are few: Keep it short – remember, brevity is the soul of wit. And, of course, keep it clean. Otherwise, let your imagination run wild!
I'll pick one first-place winner and up to two runners-up. Winners will be announced and published the following month. First-place entrants will receive the original drawing – with their caption included – and a copy of my cartoon collection, “Drawing You In.”
You can enter up to three captions – but you can only enter once a month.
Each entry must include the following:
(Limit of three caption submissions)
Email your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail your entry to:
Koterba Caption Contest
1314 Douglas St., Suite 600
c/o: Diana Biggs
Omaha, NE 68102
This month's entries must be received by Sept. 27. Winners will be announced shortly after in the paper and on Omaha.com.
Good luck and happy cartooning!
Photos: At the 30-year mark, Jeff Koterba shares his favorite World-Herald cartoons
2019 marks Jeff Koterba's 30th year at The World-Herald. The fifth World-Herald cartoonist in a line that began with Guy R. Spencer in 1899, Koterba's award-winning has been work reprinted in publications around the globe. In fact, one actually traveled around the globe — aboard Space Shuttle Discovery. Here are a few of the more than 9,000 cartoons Koterba has drawn that he puts among his favorites. If you want to see more cartoons and learn more about his creative process, you can order his book, “Drawing You In," published to commemorate his 25th anniversary with The World-Herald.