Roughing It, Volume 24

I’m a few days late posting these, but check out a few roughs from Thanksgiving week. I drew most of these while in Washington, D.C. the day before Thanksgiving.


I finished this one for CNN.CNNrough462

I liked this one and I drew it for my newspapers. Did you see the E.T. commercial?


I liked where this one was going but it didn’t get weird enough for me.


The idea here is that he’s dressed as Elvis. But I had already done something similar kinda sorta recently.


Second shot and I kinda liked this one.


The third version. This one might work better.


This was my favorite. The only problem was, I thought of it the day before the parade which meant if I was going to do it, then I had to go ahead and do it. I drew the finished version Thursday morning in a hotel room. This one did not take long to draw, but my girlfriend had breakfast without me.


This was my first idea while in Washington. It’s a cartoon and subject I knew I wouldn’t draw, as the issue would fly over faster than the big gas blob over the White House. I can’t remember why I wanted to add color in the rough or if I drew this at Blue Bottle Coffee in Union Station or at Starbucks in my hotel.

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  1. I just wanted to say, Clay, because you keep on asking which we (I) like best, because they are about different matters it is impossible to like one better than the rest in most cases. They are all generally good, and sometimes laugh-out-loud fantastic, but they all say how an event or situation strikes you, and I think that is all we are looking for.
    Anyone who wants to say different can, please feel free, but I think you find the humour in most things, and that is what you do best. Thank you for that.

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  2. Yes thank you Clay for your graphic commentary. It turns out that the Blob was a blimp. Incidentally for Republicans, Blimps are filled with gas or in this instance hot hair. I invite them to go to any public restroom where they can enjoy a short speech by Don the Con after washing their hands as did Pontius Pilate.
    BTW, Trump recently complained that he needed to flush his toilet 15 times. Is that because he is so full of shit or what?

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