Opinion: Steve Breen’s cartoon caption contest for August 12, 2022


The eyes have it! Congratulations to Barbara Boyne for taking first place this week. She will receive Steve Breen’s signed original in the mail. Thanks to all who participated. The art for next week’s competition is below.


“The Roomba got wedged under the bed and then the repairman got caught on it.” Barbara Boyne, Bonita


“Sure, you can sleep. It’s not under your side of the bed. “Tom Stuart, La Jolla

“I really thought a liger was some kind of house cat.” Gene Basye, San Diego

“Yes darling, it’s better to have bugs under the bed than in the bed.” Gloria Espeseth, San Carlos

“In the spirit of the modern man, I’ll let you look under the bed.” Bob Klein, LaMesa

“I hear a purr. Please tell me you have a cold!” Ramona Copley, Encinitas

“Speak up dear… what’s the matter… cat caught your tongue?” Sara Mationg, Imperial Beach

“This is the last time I’ll babysit the cat for Stephen King.” Dee Heslar, Phoenix, Arizona

“I gotta get one of those Gary Larson monster snorkels!” Tom Phillipp, Oceanside

“Did you notice that the koi fish are missing from the pond?” Ruben Escobosa, San Diego

“I don’t think it’s a dust bunny.” Claire Kilcoyne, San Diego

“And tell me again why we offered to house the new Snapdragon mascot.” Richard L. Matta, Bankers Hill

“The things that twirl around in the night are back. It’s your turn to get them a drink.” Jan Rosensera, San Diego

“Night, night… don’t let the slit-eyed monster bite.” Gerald Driessen, San Diego

“It asks for something from the medicine cabinet for its insomnia.” Gary Lee Meyers, Poway

“How long is your mother staying?” Michael Binder, San Diego


“I think the fifth season of Stranger Things is a little over the top.” Zachary Clauss, sixth grade, Standley Middle School

“I swear my nightmare felt so real!” Daphnie Tseng, 12th grade, La Jolla High School

Next week

To enter, email your entries to [email protected] by Tuesday 10am GMT. Please limit your captions to three and keep them short. Much luck.


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