Roughing It, Volume 9


I had a few ideas lined up for CNN last week when they told me they wanted me to do something on the “Obama Avenue” petition. Even though I had a few ideas sketched out on other issues, I loved the direction they wanted me to go in.

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I almost did this one for my newspaper clients, but it was overtaken by other issues my enthusiasm for it wore off.

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I kinda liked this one. Isn’t it ironic that the party that doesn’t care about endangered species is killing itself off?

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I have my editors two versions of this one.

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And then we didn’t use either.

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I liked where this was going but it wasn’t there yet.

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I didn’t like this one at all.

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And this one didn’t work. But then I started on my assigned subject.

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They actually selected the first idea I threw at them, but they didn’t tell me until after I drew four more. I kinda liked this one.

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Another version of the same idea.

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I liked this one the most at the time and I told that to my editors. I later drew it for my newspapers. Looking back now, I really like the one they picked.

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Somewhere in the middle of all the “trolling Trump” ideas, I threw one at my editors with a note, “just messing with you.” They laughed. So which one is your favorite?

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