Roughing It, Volume 65


Check out some rough sketches. Some of these ideas made the cut, most did not. Most of these are from two weeks ago, but I threw a few in from last week.

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This is the rough for the cartoon selected for last week’s CNN Opinion newsletter.

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And here’s the finished product.

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This is the rough for this week’s newsletter.

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It didn’t change much. 

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This rough turned into…

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…this.

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No one really got this so I turned it into a Russian hooker pee cartoon, which everyone got.

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But it wasn’t this one…but it almost was.

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This is a very substandard idea for a political cartoon.

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This was OK.

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I almost went with this one.

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This rough is from last week, drawn Thursday before we knew Trump had covid.

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The sentence next to last, “But he still donates his salary back to the…,” I left out the last word which was supposed to be “government.” Also, remember when we were upset over Donald Trump cheating on his taxes? That seems so long ago.

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You might see this one again. I may draw it for my clients. I was originally thinking of this for CNN Opinion but then Trump got the covid. Fucking Texas.

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I was imagining Trump paying his respects to the Notorious RBG. My proofers and a couple of friends LOVED this one. I don’t remember why I didn’t do it.

What are you favorites?

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