Roughing It, Volume 56

Enjoy all the roughs here today because next week, you may not get any.


Last week was a good week. From a large batch of roughs, my editor liked four ideas. It’s too bad we can only go with one. Here’s the one.


I totally winged it when I drew Mickey for the rough. After it was approved, I had to go look the rat up. Honestly I was never a Mickey Mouse fan. I wasn’t into Disney. I couldn’t understand anything Donald Duck said. Goofy kinda freaked me out and why was Pluto more like an actual dog? Also, if you’re going to wear shirts, wear some pants. I was a Warner Brothers kid. Those cartoonists, like Chuck Jones (who I like to pretend is a relative) were geniuses. Walt Disney…not so much.


This one became a real cartoon.



This is one I don’t like very much now. It’s just not there for me.


I probably thought this was funny and made sense when I drew it.




Another meh. The sippy cup doesn’t make it into every rough.


This may have been a stretch.


I intended to do this carton. I didn’t get around to it. I still could although, I still hate using cliffs in cartoons.


I kinda like this one though it’s a challenge artwise. It’s hard to have Trump holding the sign above his head because his arm doesn’t fit his body this way and his hair is in the way.


I later got a different idea for this subject on Tucker Carlson’s attacks on a wounded veteran.


I liked this one too and intended to draw it. I still may.

Which cartoons are your favorites?

Tip Jar: This pandemic is hitting everyone, including your favorite goofy cartoonist. I have lost clients and I’m afraid I might lose more. The PayPal button has always been included here for those who can and want to voluntarily support what I do. I understand this time is hard on everyone. If you can’t, don’t contribute. Take care of yourself and your family first.

But, all and any help is greatly appreciated and it helps keep me going. Think of me like a street performer busking out tunes on a corner (I won’t play “Wonderwall.” I promise). If you like the tune, or in this case, toon, throw a buck into the tip jar. It’ll help me play another song, draw another toon, write another blog, make another video, and post another snarky post on social media. It’ll help keep me alive. You can also order a signed print for $40. And if you don’t like the PayPal option, you can snail mail it to my P.O. Box. 

You can purchase a signed print of this cartoon.

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  1. Maybe Off Topic… Maybe Not…

    This video is 15 minutes long, but if you are tempted to have some popcorn while you watch, I recommend that you don’t, because you may wind up choking on it.


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