February 26th, 2008
(Part 1 of 4.)
(Part 1 of 4.)
Thanks to everyone who entered our latest caption contest! I had a lot of fun reading all the entries, and it was very hard to choose winners, as is always the way of these things. For future reference, the captions were entered on the Wondermark Facebook page, and there were also some in the comments on this post.
Common themes this time around included: the dromedary as stork delivering a baby; puns on “animal magnetism” or “attraction”; mentions of Insane Clown Posse (“magnets, how do they work?”); references to Camel cigarettes or “Arabian” things like shawarma; proverbs about passing through the eyes of needles; instructions to plant the child at some specific spot in the garden; robots; and long Dickensian dialogues.
That all being said, please enjoy some, in no particular order,
“Mabel had a knack for getting out of her chores.”—Graham Bird
“I’ve told you before! Milkshakes bring boys to the yard.”—Gedbury of Slacks Creek
“I’m terribly sorry madam, sometimes the stork delivers the wrong ones. Thank you for keeping the receipt.”—David Ault
“Back off, Ermengarde, I got this.”—Francis Heaney
“I hate the packaging on these things.”—Pan Outeast
“Stand back, Helen! The bastard still has my ball bearings and I’ve finally got him right where I want him!”—Chuck Jordan
“Is that my good magnet? Are you using my good magnet again?!”—Erik Deckers
“Its budget dwindling rapidly, the BBC production of Moby Dick was forced into increasing levels of abstraction.”—Jorpho
“Dammit, woman, don’t try to stop me! This is science!”—Kristan Wheaton
“My real dad lets me play with magnets whenever I want!”—Alex S.
“And with Mother’s return, the situation went from bad to worse.”—Collin Voyles
“Technical foul. Lose one quarter furlong.”—Doug Zimmer
“Get in the car. No time to explain.”—Shawn LeBlanc
“Wait! I want to change my vote!”—David Tresner-Kirsch
“The view from here is much improv’d:
It is two-toed, not cloven-hooved!”—Pan Outeast
…A reminder! Last caption contest, we instituted a rule that we would ALSO consider, as an exhibition entry, a line of dialogue from the current “Garfield”. Which, for the day the contest ended (July 12th), gives us:
“How’s the summer treating you?”
[Hold for polite applause.]
Now, without further ado, or distracting reminders to
come visit me at the San Diego Comic-Con this week, at booth #1229…
Tuesday July 12th, at midnight Pacific time, is the deadline to submit to our fourth Caption Contest! You can submit your entry here on the site, or on the Wondermark Facebook page. I will read all the entries and post my favorites soon!
The San Diego Comic-Con is nearly upon us! I’ll be at the TopatoCo booth (#1232) provding Roll-a-Sketches, friendly handshakes, and answers to any questions you may have about life.
On Friday night, I’ll also be sharing some True Stuff From Old Books as part of a cool variety show called SPACE TIME!, hosted by musician Marian Call:
The incomparable variety show SPACE TIME! returns to SDCC this July. Tickets available now!
Songwriter Marian Call hosts her 6th annual showcase of science and art in San Diego. This year’s guests include:
- Historical comic artist & man-about-the-internet David Malki ! of Wondermark!
- Songwriter Seth Boyer, with new original songs about space and time!
- Writers Kayla Cagan and Josh A. Cagan!
- Author (and financial advisor to the internet) Nicole Dieker!
- A discussion of life on Mars by emeritus Mars rover driver Scott Maxwell and Mars rover instrument technician Kim Maxwell!
Come ready to sing and learn and laugh with friends old and new.
$12 online tickets are available until 5PM PST on the evening of the event. If the show has not reached full capacity, the remaining tickets will be available at the door for $15. Seating for food and drinks begins at 6:30pm ($10 minimum per person). Learn more about the venue at 98BottlesSD.com.
No SDCC pass is required, and locals encouraged to attend! The event is in Little Italy, away from most traffic and parking woes associated with the con. Easy public transit available via light rail (use the Middletown or Little Italy stops) and by bus (take the 83, 280, or 290).
Get tickets in advance, in the past this show has sold out!
As you may know, you can order prints of any individual comic strip you like from my TopatoCo store.
I also bring selected favorite prints to conventions! They look like this:
Every convention, people ask if I have specific ones, and while I often do, sometimes of course I don’t.
So I’m starting a new thing: if you’ll be at Comic-Con (or Gen Con, later this summer), and you want to get a print of a specific comic, email me in advance and I’ll make sure to bring it for you.
Just email dave at wondermark dot com, subject: “Comic print.” I’ll have it waiting at the booth for you to pick up! (They cost $7, and you can pay when you pick it up.)
SPEAKING of my TopatoCo store, I’ve got two new shirts in there! “Cooking is Wizardry” from this comic, previously only an apron, is now a shirt as well. And also, now you can enjoy “Turctopus”, hailing from this comic!