I don’t normally draw two cartoons in a row on the same subject but this has just been too huge. What sealed the deal for me was all the defense of the policeman I saw today. A friend of mine even said that crying racism was racist. Yeah. Wow!
I was also nervous about hitting this too hard and scaring off some of my clients. Race is a scary issue for a lot of editors, newspapers and readers. Then I remembered that there’s at least one perk of not having a job, an editor, benefits and being poor and that’s I can do what I want.
Here’s the rough. Ignore the typos.
I went through a few ideas. This is the first one and I sent it to a friend who didn’t get it. She apologized for not getting it but hey, if it doesn’t work then it doesn’t work. The idea is the cop is doing a barrel roll out of his job. That barrel roll was so ridiculous that I had to take a shot at it.
This one. Eh. Again, ignore the typo. Sometimes when I’m drawing a rough I tend to rush the drawing.
This last one I felt good about for my clients’ sake. But…eh. Just too bland for me.