Slather on that sunscreen and slip on those flip flops! Summer is here and every good New Yorker knows the only way to survive summer in the city is to leave it. In New York you can take the subway to the coney island shore or you can have your chauffeur drive you to the Hamptons. But whether you take a private jet or the Q train to get there, the Atlantic is still just as cold. Perhaps that equalizing factor is part of why the New Yorker runs several beach images every year. Shake the sand of your sketchbooks and start drawing! We look forward to seeing your ideas.
- By R. Taylor
- By Ian Falconer
- By Carter Goodrich
- By Roz Chast
To enter each week’s contest, please send sketches on this week’s theme. Use the submissions page or email submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. I prefer sketches to finished work and good ideas to good drawings. Please send files in as jpegs under 1mb, and label the file with firstname.lastname. The deadline is Thursday at noon (NYC time). The themes on the Blown Covers website closely mirror what I suggest to the New Yorker artists I already work with. This blog and contest are informal and not affiliated with the magazine but I’m always on the lookout for ideas. Please keep submissions confidential in case they are selected for later publication. The winning sketch (according to my own subjective whims) will be posted here on Friday.
- allansanders said: The first cover should be credited to Richard Taylor shouldn’t it? This is one of my favourite covers from the New Yorker archives.
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