My friend Jeff Koterba, the brilliant cartoonist at the Omaha World-Herald (view his cartoons here), is releasing his memoir Inklings next week (click here to order), and to help celebrate it's release, he's holding a cartoon contest.

Here's the word from Jeff:

It's called The Great Cartoon Countdown. Anyone is eligible to enter, but I'm especially encouraging non-professionals to enter. Syndicated cartoonists Gary and Glenn McCoy are judging and they're going to pick winners based more on effort, idea and passion, rather than ability. I'm going to be giving away signed copies of the book, plus an original cartoon.

The rules are on Jeff's newly-designed Web site (click here), and you can mail your cartoons to Jeff at [email protected].

Here's a video slideshow of Jeff and his cartoons from the San Diego Comic Con, where he participated in my editorial cartoonist panel.