Kevin Siers to do editorial cartoon caption contest

Details are sketchy, but Ed Williams, editor of the editorial page for the Charlotte Observer, has mentioned that starting next month their staff cartoonist, Kevin Siers, will draw a weekly editorial cartoon and allow readers to submit the caption.

The nice thing about his targets is that, unlike clay pigeons and popped balloons, they keep coming back for more. The target-rich Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board has been jabbed by his pen so often that at a recent meeting the chairman said his goal that evening was for the board not to inspire a cartoon.

Siers’ work is distributed to over 400 newspapers by King Features Syndicate. Next year he’ll offer a new attraction: a cartoon a week for which he invites readers to write the caption. (More about that next month.)