Roughing It, Volume 34


Check out some roughs from the past week.

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We went with this for the CNN toon.

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This isn’t a different idea but it’s a different way of doing it. I don’t think either is better than the other, but it was an option.

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I finished this one later. I liked it too much. It’s not often I get to do a slutty slot Bloomberg cartoon.

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I was trying to find a way to do this with a pissed-off horse, but I never found it…unless this is it.

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This was after the first debate with Bloomberg where Elizabeth Warren totally destroyed him. I had made a comment online that they lowered the bar for Bloomberg to get into the debate, and Warren took that bar and beat his ass with it.

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You can probably tell from the lettering that I was totally intending to do this cartoon. I even had approval from my proofreaders, Laura and Hilary. I started it during the day and later the next morning around 4:00 am, I got another idea I liked better and did that instead. I thought I might come back to this but I never did. And despite the way it looks, I actually worked on it for at least three hours. I’m counting the writing and thinking of it part, not the actual art. I do remember Laura telling me I made the right call. I think I pushed it for the Mike Pence Corona Gay Conversion cartoon.

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I liked this but I was concerned people wouldn’t remember Ren and Stimpy. It’s been over 20 years since the show ended.

See how productive I’ve been today? I still have to invoice all my clients, but I posted my CNN cartoon, drew and posted another cartoon (the Democratic Hoax one), wrote a column about my friend Bob, I went to the post office and grocery store, I went out for 20 minutes for a beer with a friend, and with that Ren and Stimpy fact, I made you feel old. That’s a productive Sunday and I need a nap.

Which of these roughs are your faves?

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