A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from June 27, 2016
“Cartoonist found dead in home. Details are sketchy”

A popular pun about cartoonists (from a hypothetical newspaper headline) is:

“Cartoonist found dead in home. Details are sketchy.”

The joke was on the website Pun of the Day and posted on Twitter on May 19, 2009. The pun has also been printed on GIFs.


Twitter
M.McG
‏@meggily11
cartoonist found dead in her home.  details are sketchy.
7:36 AM - 19 May 2009

Twitter
Mary Dobbs
‏@mamatygress
Pun of the Day
“Cartoonist found dead in home. Details are sketchy.”
7:53 AM - 19 May 2009

Twitter
punoftheday
‏@punoftheday
Cartoonist found dead in home. Details are sketchy http://www.punoftheday.com/pun/3330
8:05 AM - 19 May 2009

Google Books
The Mammoth Book of One-Liners
By Geoff Tibballs
London: Constable & Robinson Ltd
2012
Pg. ?:
Did you hear about the cartoonist who was found dead in his home? Details are sketchy.

Google Books
All Kinds of Humor:
Jokes, Quips, and Fun Stuff for Many Occasions

By Frank Verano
Xlibris Corporation (Xlibris.com)
2012
Pg. 207:
Cartoonist found dead in home. Details are sketchy.

Google Books
Chuckle, Giggle, Snort!:
Quips Collected By Karen Money Williams

By Karen Money Williams
Lulu Press, Inc. (Lulu.com)
2013
Pg. ?:
Cartoonist found dead in home. Details are sketchy.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityMedia/Newspapers/Magazines/Internet • Monday, June 27, 2016 • Permalink