Caption that Cartoon is back!

BULLETIN: Today’s must see is No Water River, Renee LaTulippe’s wonderful site at .  She is not only hosting Poetry Friday but also celebrating her first anniversary with No Water River, bloopers and all. Go see for yourself and enjoy! Oh yes, I won a free trip with Renee to 1883. I’m a little hazy on the details.

REMINDER: Even though we’ve posted a new challenge today, contributions to Pat Lewis’s careerymes continue to flow in. Over the three days I left the post up, this blog received more activity and comments than during any previous three-day period since I started in October, 2009. More good ones have gone up already today. THANKS, PAT!

Hi everyone,

It has been a while since Rob Shepperson tantalized us with one of his captionless drawings and dared us to test our wits thinking of the perfect caption. I asked for a new one and, as always, he graciously came through. Here goes.

Cop with alien

So what do you think? Ready, set, go!

As many of you know, Rob is a popular, multitalented editorial artist for many newspapers and magazines. He lives in Croton-on-Hudson, New York. Rob has also illustrated a number of books, including titles by Carolyn Coman and the illustrious David Harrison. Check Rob’s site at .

48 comments on “Caption that Cartoon is back!

  1. I don’t have a witty pun to add, but keep thinking this sketch has to do with the fact that yes, the DMV may be giving out temporary driver’s licenses to undocumented aliens. And so where is the Officer going to mail that ticket to paid?

  2. Y’all are too funny. Thanks for pointing out that the alien crashed, which I didn’t think much about—it seemed a normal parking technique if you’re not used to Earth’s gravity setting (basic). Or as David pointed out, someone else is driving. Another scenario would be to replace the sign with an expired parking meter, which could evoke lotsa time/space captions. Anybody wanna draw that? I’m gonna have lunch.

    (“What planet you from?”—HA!!!)

  3. Sorry for the inconvenience, officer. This happens every once in a while. It’s caused by a disruption in the flux capacitor. Should I spell that for you? You wanna give me a ticket? No problem, but I’ll be outta here in a minute or so. I don’t really have any of what you call “money” with me anyway. Sorry. This was an unplanned disruption. These things happen at the darnedest times. I know, I know, I’m rather chatty. It gets so lonely up there. You can have just so many conversations with the control panel, and then it’s all over, you know? “Hey, control panel! How’s it goin’? Say, did you see the Fornax cluster last night? Wasn’t that something?” Yeah, every once in a while it’s not bad to stop by the old Earth and see what’s goin’ on. How’s good ole NASA doing these days? What up with John Glenn? I haven’t heard anything about him in donkey’s years.

  4. I think this is the best round of captions we’ve had so far. You people are funny! Thanks for playing the game.


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