Roughing It, Volume 35


I drew a ton of roughs last week. By “ton,” I mean over 20. Let’s check them out and see which ones are good, OK, and the suck.

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This is the idea I created for CNN Opinion.

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And it turned into this. I really enjoyed drawing this scene. I think it worked really with the newsletter.

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I thought this was between OK and good.

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Another in between.

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I liked this one so much, I finished drawing it.

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I think it’s safe to say this one is the suck. And, timely…as in out of time now.

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I kinda like this one. What was up with that pink tie? Plus, it has snakes.

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Not super funny, but I think it’s a good point. Maybe I should go back and draw it.

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More snakes. I like the other Pence/snake toon better. I actually love snakes. Republicans, not so much. I always feel a little guilt when I make the comparison. But, it’s worth it if I can express what a religious fundamentalist lunatic that’s Mike Pence.

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This might be a good idea. No, not the cartoon. Sticking all of Trump’s supporters on a boat.

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This is one that’s just OK.

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This cartoon sucks.

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This one sucks too. I made a Corona/Tecate joke on Twitter when I first heard of the coronavirus. Now, everyone else is just catching up.

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I couldn’t get this one to work.

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I really wanted to get Skittles Pox into a cartoon. I did about a week later. I like my Uncle Sam in this rough. I usually don’t like drawing that character.

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See? Still not the cartoon I eventually drew with Skittles Pox.

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I don’t like this one. This looks like the kind of cartoon that other cartoonists would settle for. ha.

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Hee. Hee.

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Yeah, not very good.

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I wasn’t in love with this one either. I thought CNN might take it but now I’m really glad they didn’t.

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I thought this was OK.

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I actually like this one. It may be too subtle. I might use the concept in a future cartoon. Here’s some free health advice: Don’t let Donald Trump put his hands on you…or inside you.

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I planned to draw this one and I never did. I still may go back to it. I love zombies, especially when they say “BRAINS!!!!”

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This was probably my favorite from last week. I really liked it and now I think the window has passed. Maybe not.

I wanna know which cartoons are your faves. Leave a comment here or on Facebook. You can also tweet it at me.

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