Roughs, Volume 74

Maybe checking out a few roughs from the week before, and then some, will help you with your Christmas hangover. But it probably won’t.


I drew this up the week before last but passed on it. Do you know who draws cartoons like this? Other cartoonists. I thought it was too generic and too safe. I mean, we can all agree 2020 sucked great big donkey balls.


I took this idea and made it the cartoon for this week’s CNN Opinion newsletter. I threw a few ideas with the same concept at them.


This was OK.


My editor at CNN turned this one down and now that I’m looking at it again, I don’t get it either.


This is playing on the book I did last year. I’m tired of drawing dumpsters.


I don’t think this one really hit what I was aiming for.


I drew this one.


And I drew this one. I really liked the way the caricature just worked out. And I didn’t even reference it by looking at photos or previous drawings I made of him. I even started over for the official cartoon. It’s funny his caricature falls into place for me while I’ll spend all day on a Putin or Hillary Clinton caricature. I’m still working on my Biden.


And this one. I had fun drawing the Grinch and his dog. Two points to the first person to comment with the dog’s name.


I liked this and even made myself laugh with it, but I was afraid it’d come off like I was against Biden having a diverse cabinet…so I nixed it. I do regret having to pass on the opportunity to draw an igloo but I am glad I didn’t have to offend any Eskimos and make them blubber. HA!

Do you have a favorite among these? Let me know in the comments or on social media.

Signed prints: The signed prints are just $40.00 each. Every cartoon on this site is available. You can pay through PayPal. If you don’t like PayPal, you can snail mail it to Clay Jones, P.O. Box 9103, Fredericksburg, VA 22403. I can mail the prints directly to you or if you’re purchasing as a gift, directly to the person you’re gifting.

Notes on my book, Tales From The Trumpster Fire: I have an order of 20 copies of my book (13 are left to purchase) on the way, which I’m selling for $45.00 each, signed. The books won’t arrive until after the new year, but orders are being taken and they’ll be shipped as soon as I receive them. Also, I have copies of my first book from 1997, Knee-Deep in Mississippi available for $20.00.

Tip Jar: if you want to support the cartoonist (me) and feel good about yourself, please send a donation through PayPal to You can also snail it to P.O. Box 9103, Fredericksburg, VA 22403.

Watch me draw:


  1. Just curious, Clay. Are you gonna keep that cast on Biden’s foot even after it heals up in real life?

    FYI to everyone: WordPress still doesn’t recognize that I am logged in , so it is a pain to make comments, and it is REALLY hard to issue Likes, so don’t take it personally. 😉

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    1. Do you have a cookie reminder in your address bar? It took me 3 times to get all the cookies for WP working. And that trips me up on a lot of sites

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    2. First, find a comment you like, hit reply, make a smiley face or other jesture(: or comment and post the comment you wish. It worked for me and got me in the door;)

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