Roughs, Volume 68

Yay! It’s time for roughs! These are roughs from the past week and they were all drawn after the debate.


This is the idea accepted by CNN for this week’s newsletter. It definitely sums up the way I feel about it. It captures my anxiety.


I didn’t love this one but it was OK.

Since I watched the debate on a TV, the rest of these roughs involve seeing the debate on a TV. I’m feeling a little self-conscious because my last cartoon for CNN involved a TV, my cartoon for Saturday involved a TV, this week’s cartoon for CNN involve a TV, and my next cartoon will have a TV unless I can figure out how to get away from TVs. But then again, most readers probably wouldn’t even notice if I didn’t say anything about it.


My proofer, Laura, really liked this one.


In fact, this is the one idea from this batch Laura didn’t mention. She pointed out three others she liked. But, because I’m a bit of a Beavis, I had to go with this one. Also, my friend Alex really liked it. She’s only 20 which is probably where my sense of humor lies. Seriously though, I thought this one made a great point.


I thought this was OK and the type other cartoonists would dive for. In fact, I saw one this morning with a couple watching with one saying, “Kirsten Welker has my vote.” Yuk, yuk, yuk. While I hate the way that cartoonist did it, I think this one makes a better and stronger point. Donald Trump is NOT running against Hunter Biden. Shut up about Hunter Biden and your stupid conspiracy theories already.

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  1. I like the not voting for Hunter Biden one. It got the biggest laugh from me. On further thought it was chilling because what if an ‘undecided’ voter only remembered the accusations and the Biden surname?
    My fear around this election is reaching new heights and I wish it was already over.


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