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"In like a lion, out like a lamb" — the March idiom that launched at least four New Yorker covers. Send me your March cover ideas — and feel free to mix your metaphors: tie in Jeremy Lin, global warming, the presidential race and more. Make it current, push the limits.  I can’t wait to see your sketches.  

Art Spiegelman - March 6, 2000

Barry Blitt — March 13, 1995

Lars Hokanson/Frances Cichetti — March 18, 1996

Lee Lorenz — March 13, 1989

To enter each weekly contest, please send sketches for possible New Yorker covers on the week’s theme. Use the submissions page or email your sketches to blowncovers@gmail.com. I prefer sketches to finished work and good ideas to good drawings. The deadline is Thursday at noon and the winner will be posted here on Friday. The themes on the Blown Covers website closely mirror what I suggest to the artists I already work with. This blog and contest are informal and not affiliated with The New Yorker magazine but I’m always on the lookout for ideas. When I find them, I’ll get in touch with the artist, all on a case by case basis. Thank you for your submissions. 

UPDATE: the winner of this contest and the runner-ups are now here.

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New Yorker
art editor and TOON Books Editorial Director
Françoise Mouly

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Nadja Spiegelman

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