Previous Cartoon Winners

Winning captions will be published in the Grapevine magazine.

February 2020

"Which one of you is the co-dependent?" —Lynn H., Riviera Beach, Fla.

January 2020

"I'm reading the Big Book on my monitor to improve my spiritual condition too." —Steve A., Madison, WI

December 2019

"He's not coming down until we subscribe to Grapevine ..." —Anonymous

November 2019

“Do you think it’s time to ask for help?"-Pat R., Satanta, Kan.

October 2019

“...and then I needed... please pardon the phrase... a little hair of the dog."-Greg T., Philadelphia, Pa.

September 2019

“I said, please excuse me, I am going to call my sponsor.”-Sarah C., Greenbelt, Md. 

August 2019

"This is what an alcoholic liver looks like!”-Anonymous

July 2019

Grow where you are planted ... Lots of seeds planted here Joe ..."-Anonymous

June 2019

All my sponsor ever says is do the next right thing; now what?!"-Mike R., Chicago, Ill.

May 2019

“My sponsor wanted me to go back to basics, I just didn’t know how far back he wanted me to go.”-Kermie., Tucson, Ariz.

April 2019

I have wings, but you're the one in full flight from reality." — Anonymous

March 2019

"But. It's keeping me sober!" —Lynne D., Carbondale, IL.

February 2019
“It’s a tag meeting at the On the Ledge group, your turn to share Bob.”—Kermie., Tucson, Ariz.

January 2019
Do you know if happy hour was cancelled?" —Rob G., Chicago, IL.

December 2018
“Counsellor, I believe you misunderstood me. I said “rigorous” honesty, not reckless honesty.”Dennis B., St. Paul, Minn. 

November 2018

What an order, I can’t go through with it!” Kermie, Tucson, Ariz. 

October 2018

“Remember dear one step at a time” Joe P., Doylestown, Pa. 

September 2018

"As the Twelfth Steppers approached, one commented, “He’s here. I can smell him.""—Mike P., Highlands, NJ.

August 2018

"This could lead to the road of happy destiny, but right now I just hope its the door to the bathroom!" —Laura J., Mammoth Lakes, CA.

July 2018

"Gee Herb, you’ve taken casuals Friday’s to an all-time low!" —Anonymous

June 2018

"The Book doesn't say this is the crosswalk we took!" —Paul W.,
Bremerton, WA.

May 2018

"Do we have to keep doing these 12 steps over and over again?" —Jerry M., Albuquerque, N.M.

April 2018

"Hungry, Angry, Lonely and Tired! I coulda got that from those AA’s for free.” —James, New Zealanda

March 2018

"It's only 12 Steps to a better way of life!" —Dee Z., Canton, Ga 

February 2018
Are we too early? —Linda T., Charles City, Iowa

january 2018

"This excercise sure beats those 12 ounce curls we used to do at the bar!" —Linda B., Kalamazoo, Mich.

December 2017

"My boss is sitting out there! I am afraid he will see me here" —Smokey S., Grand Juction, Colo. 

November 2017

"I knew you are talking to me but I have no idea what you just said" —Anonymous. 

October 2017

"I used to drink red wine too, but I've sworn off it" —Kathleen M., Minneapolis, Minn. 

September 2017

"Where are you hiding him? He's supposed to be at a AA meeting" —George B., Miami, Fla. 

August 2017

"Judge, If those cars weren't on the road I wouldn't be standing here! It's their fault for not getting out of MY way!"—Chris D. Little Neck, NY.

July 2017

"He read in the Big Book where alcoholics a brighter than most and he hasn't shut the light off since."—Anonymous

June 2017

"Steve, if you are ready to have the morning worm instead of the ones from the tequila bottle,we know some people who can help."Tom J., Chandler AZ

May 2017

"I am joyous, happy and free with no need or desire to jay-walk ever again.  Now I just wait to ride the AA bus with the fellowship"Anonymous

April 2017

"Don't be surprised! Your drinking's been the elephant in the room for so long, I figured it was time to join you in bed!"Jim B., Dorrington, CA.

March 2017

"What makes you think that I'm turning my back on the steps?."Stephen S., Exeter, NH.

February 2017

"Earl suddenly realizes why his sponsor said that he should always bring another person along on a twelfth step call."JohnC., Berlin, Wis.

January 2017

" If you're going to town on that bottle, then I'm going to town!"Chris M., W.B.B.G.

December 2016

"I've joined AA. Can you come back with some coffee?"Anonymous, Wi.

November 2016

"The Higher Power is like electricity - you don't have to understand in order for it to work."—Mike S., South Bend, IN

July 2016
"Honey, the wreckage of your past is back."Paul S., Fountain Hills, Ariz.

June 2016

"Hi--You emailed that you needed a ride to a meeting?"
Kathleen M., Minneapolis, Minn.

May 2016

"Goldilocks, I just think you're awfully judgemental. 'Too, hot, too cold, too hard, too soft.' You need to be content with what you have."Greg N., Wenatchee, Wash.

April 2016

"When they say 'keep coming back,' this is not the place they were talking about."Anonymous

March 2016

"By the way, I have my first Al-Anon meeting tomorrow. G'night, honey!"Mike B. Los Angeles, Calif.

February 2016

"I hope Spiderman sobers up soon."Mike S., South Bend, Ind.

January 2016

"As Sharon's drinking progressed, she failed to notice the quality of her dates was diminishing at an alarming rate."Vinnie D., Salem, Mass.

December 2015

"Santa thinks I'm home with the flu."Heather M., Mashpee, Mass.

November 2015

"At some of these we bawked ..."Erica B, Lancaster, Calif.

October 2015

"As your sponsor I have to ask, don't you think there may be better places to look for a higher power?"Anonymous

September 2015

"I must've gone right past the D.T.s straight to the 3-Ds...."Anonymous

August 2015

"I seem to be powerless over my coffee intake. Can coffee be a Higher Power?"Anonymous

July 2015

"There is no "Happy Hour" at these bars."Paul M., Wilmington, Del.

June 2015

"I think he may be hitting bottom."Chris K., Blue Springs, Mo.

May 2015

"You don't say dear! They wrote a book all about you?"Dee D., Louisville, Ky.

April 2015

"You really ought to stop smoking."Don G., Hornell, N.Y.

March 2015

"Getting into the bottle was easy. It's getting out that's turning out to be the hard part."Jim B., Dorrington, Calif.

February 2015

"That was really a "stiff" one!"Babs S., San Pablo, Calif.

January 2015

"If you had sober feet, you would have gone to a meeting."Jim G., Woodland Park, N.J.

December 2014

"Twas the night of my last drink."Anonymous

November 2014

"Wake up! The four horsemen are here."Mike S., South Bend, Ind.

October 2014

"I hit my knees every morning just like they said."Doug K., Seaside, Ore.

September 2014

"I have the coffee pot, now all I need is a resentment and I can start my own meeting."Anonymous

August 2014

"Honestly honey. It looked like an AA meeting. There were drunks everywhere."Roberto Z. Antioch, Calif.

July 2014

"The good news is, when I get out, I can pick up a 60-day chip."Doug R., Calif.

June 2014

"So tell me, do I come here often?"Mary M., Gig Harbor, Wash.

May 2014

"Seems awfully bright out for a Wednesday night."Jonathan W., Washington, D.C.

April 2014

"Once upon a relapse dreary, I pondered first Steps weak and weary..."Mark S., Sammamish, Wash.

March 2014

"Welcome, I remember my first meeting. I came as Batman."David L., Rio Rancho, N.M.

February 2014

"You go ahead dear, I'm going to stay here and practice my control drinking."D.D., Ft. Myers, Fla.

January 2014

"My drinking has me feeling a little alienated."StephenS.,Exeter, N.H.