Roughing It, Volume 50


Here are the roughs from the week before. There are too many.

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In this case, it’s an idea I wasn’t sure of.

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But I guess I was wrong. CNN wanted it and a lot of people leaving comments liked it too. One person praised the tie which is something I nearly forgot to include. My only issue with it was I didn’t know if the idea here was unique.

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I thought I was on the right track with this one…but I wasn’t there yet.

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And then this came. I was very intimidated by the concept of laying out the street lettering.

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I really liked this one and I started to draw it.

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But after roughing it, I decided to do something else. I wish I could remember what that was now. I still like it and I’m kinda sad I never got around to finishing and publishing it.

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I kinda liked this one.

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Sometimes I get ahead of my brain while lettering.

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I liked this one too but you gotta choose wisely anytime you make a Klan reference. If you don’t with with this administration, you’ll be drawing nothing but klansmen (which I did yesterday).

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I thought this was either brilliant or bad. One proofer got it and the other didn’t. So it’s probably more bad than brilliant. That’s OK because I wasn’t looking forward to drawing it.

 

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This one wasn’t quite there.

CNNrough792See, that’s supposed to get Wimpy from Popeye. That’s his name, right? Wimpy? Whatever. One of my proofers really liked this one. I didn’t really get off on it as I was never a fan of Popeye. Wimpy’s probably the best thing to come out of that comic. Popeye sucks.

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I really liked the concept of this even if the idea needed some fine-tuning. I probably could have come up with something better for that last panel.

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I think this artwork was more inspired by my days in Manhattan. Damn, I miss the city.

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Fucking Kayleigh McEnany. One of my proofers bristled at this because of the Hitler reference.

Which ones are your favorites? Leave a comment here, on Twitter, or Facebook and let me know.

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4 comments

  1. Did he REALLY hold the bible upside down? I keep reading about that, but have yet to see a picture showing it.

    My fave is the ‘Ja, mein president’ one . . . that one really hits hard. Which it SHOULD do.

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