What’s Your Line?

Illustration by Ben Schwartz

Who hasn’t dreamed of winning the New Yorker caption contest? For eleven years, the weekly feature has captivated legions of armchair wags and cost companies thousands of hours of productivity. Wanting in on the action, we asked New Yorker cartoonist Ben Schwartz ’03CC, ’08PS to draw a cartoon for a Columbia Magazine contest. He did, but could offer no insider tips. “I’ve never entered the New Yorker contest,” Schwartz confides. “It’s too hard!”