Something's Funny: The Winners of Our Comics Contest!

Karl Christian Krumpholz
Does something seem funny around here? That's because the Westword Comics Contest has returned!

We asked cartoonists — and would-be cartoonists — to create work inspired by life in Colorado, and they responded with comics referencing Blucifer, Casa Bonita and life during the pandemic. You'll find the results below, starting with the cartoon that snagged first place, followed by the other winners.

Welcome to Smile High Denver!

Former Denverite John Cotter reported this cartoon that bursts some Denver bubbles, drawn by Kevin Caron:
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John Cotter and Kevin Caron
Jeffrey Kingston and Dave Tell didn't horse around with their submission:
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Jeffrey Kingston and Dave Tell
Cori Redford made a grim discovery about a Colorado landmark:
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Cori Redford
Kyle Drayton took a walk on the mild side:
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Kyle Drayton
Ron Ruelle shared his story about leaving Colorado:
Mario Acevedo shared several cartoons that have been collected in Cats In Quarantine: A Cartoon Memoir of the COVID-19 Pandemic, to be published October 25 by Hex Publishers:
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Mario Acevedo/Hex Publishers
Nonny Mouse cartooned his concerns about asking artists to enter contests for free. Not to worry, Nonny: All of those who entered will be compensated, and your award will be donated to Urban Peak, as requested.
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Nonny Mouse
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