Cartoon Bonanza


Thanks to all who submitted entries for our Stephen Thompson cartoon caption contest. We received 21 captions and thank the entrants for their originality and wit.

The winner, An 8.3 magnitude earthquake struck Tokyo today during the sumo bouts was submitted by Mr. Emmett Wayne. Emmett, please contact me at with your mailing details so that we may send your prize, a heya-stamped Kyushu banzuke.


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