Wanted: Bad Cartoons

 This is a good cartoon. We want your bad cartoons. Seriously. REINALDO GOEYENECHEA for LA VOZ HISPANA. 

This is a good cartoon. We want your bad cartoons. Seriously. REINALDO GOEYENECHEA for LA VOZ HISPANA. 

Do you have what it takes to be bad? Not get-arrested-and-your-embarrassing-mug-shot-becomes-a-meme kind of bad (okay, maybe), but the artistic kind of bad. If yes, here's your chance to enter the first-ever Arts Paper Bad Cartoon Contest!

The name says it all. We're looking for the best of the worst. So bad it’s good. There’s no fee to enter and the prize is minimal: Fame, bragging rights, and personal glee from seeing your craft in print. 

What constitutes bad? That's up to you. Cartoons can be a single-panel or a strip. 

The winning cartoon will be selected by an esteemed panel of judges. The winner must commit to providing 10 cartoons on publication schedule for The Arts Paper, which will be published both in print and online.

Artists and non-artists of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to enter. Here are a few details:

We need hard copies. 

All entries must include name, address, phone, email on back. 

Winner must commit to 10 submissions for the entire year,  one cartoon for each issue of The Arts Paper. Should the winner be unable to perform the duties of Contest Winner at any point duringthe year, the runner-up will be asked to carry on from there. 

Entries are due at Arts Council Headquarters no later than 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 14. We’re located at 70 Audubon St., Floor 2, New Haven, CT 06510.  

Ok. On your mark, get set, draw! Go forth and create your twisted, irreverent, weird, punny, quirky masterpieces! For questions, email us at info@newhavenarts.org.