The venerable and very cartoonist-friendly magazine The New Yorker has announced a contest inviting cartoonists to draw their own unique version of Eustace Tilly, the dandy that graced the cover of the very first issue of the magazine (and appears on the front every February as well). Winners get to have their cartoon displayed on the magazine’s Web site, plus bragging rights. That’s it. All entries must be received by Jan. 24.
While you’re at the site, by the way, be sure to check out the slide show featuring variations on the character by such folks as Chris Ware, Art Spiegelman, Robert Crumb and Charles Burns.