This theme is actually just an excuse to show Nadja’s favorite New Yorker cover (the sleeping Sempé cat below). Really though, we can’t think of anything better than going through 100 or so images about cats and dogs. We’re going to wind down this contest soon: There are only 3 or 4 more weeks to go before we take off for our summer vacation, and in the fall we both have so many other commitments that we don’t think we’ll be able to continue. So if you’ve been lurking in the sidelines wondering if you should submit, now is the time. Break out your leashes, your scratching post and your best kibble bowl - and get sketching!
- By Jean-Jacques Sempé
-By Ian Falconer
- By Gürbüz Dogan Eksioglu
To enter each week’s contest, please send sketches on this week’s theme. Use the submissions page and please include your name and email address. I prefer sketches to finished work and good ideas to good drawings. Please send files in as jpegs under 1mb. 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.