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Florida Bar News, October 1, 1998







Florida Bar News, October 1, 1996







The Florida Bar News, July 15, 2000


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CAPTION: "I'd also like to remind you that when they rounded up the usual suspects, my client was not even one of those rounded up."

The Florida Bar News and Florida Bar Journal are two relatively low-paying cartoon venues, but I needed a place for all my National Law Journal rejects, and they fit the bill. Both of them bought a great number of my cartoons over the years, at least 125.






Florida Bar News, September 1, 1998


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My caption for this cartoon was a much longer one, starting with "Try me . . . " and then going on with a sentence containing the punch line. The cartoon editor of Florida Bar News sent me a note saying she'd like to buy the cartoon, but wanted to run it with just "Try me." as the caption. No way, I replied indignantly, explaining that it simply wasn't a funny caption. She was insistent and I finally caved in, figuring she was the customer. . . she was paying for it . . . it was her publication, etc. Well, that was a long time ago, but I still feel the same way and I'm still curious -- does anybody see any humor in this cartoon as it was finally published?






Florida Bar News, April 1, 1996


flabarn040196.JPG Was there ever a time when Alex Trebek and "Jeopardy" (my wife's favorite TV show) weren't around? I worked for a long time on "Jeopardy" gags and finally came up with this one, which I thought was pretty good. I spent a lot of time wording the caption "just right", and even tried to make the character look reasonably like Mr. Trebek.

However, my opinion of the worthiness of the gag wasn't shared by the cartoon editors -- the cartoon was soundly rejected everywhere, until the Florida Bar News finally took it on. I'm still disappointed that it didn't get a bigger audience.






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