I drew twelve roughs the week before last. Yes, I did record them.
I love Schmebruary. I was totally going to draw this one until one of my readers said I should do a cartoon on a deep-state calendar, and totally ruined it for me.
I liked this one so much that I went ahead posted it on social media after the reinstatement failed to happen. I shared it because I knew I wasn’t going to make an official carton out of it. I had just covered the reinstatement failure and I thought this cartoon would be be overkill. I felt different about the Shmebruary cartoon. Maybe I’ll resurrect one of them when the Trump presidency fails to resurrect at the next selected date.
I think this was my first stab on the anti-science crowds threatening school boards members in Tennessee over school mask mandates. This was definitely not good enough.
Then I drew this and it became the cartoon for last week’s opinion newsletter by CNN. I really liked it and had fun with another crowd scene.
I thought this would be a fun point to make in regards to Cuomo, but I knew someone else would make the very same point. That’s OK and cartoonists often make the same points as each other, but this wasn;t strong enough to join in. I do enjoy drawing political conventions which I was robbed of last year because of Covid.
I don’t know what I was doing here, but it definitely didn’t work. It did lead to something better.
Which was this. This idea went from the rough to being a finished and published cartoon.
I didn’t get around to drawing this one because I didn’t love it. But it’s always safe to draw a weather cartoon. Editors love them which means they’re usually not very good. Even if you don’t believe in climate change, you do believe it has been hot.
I like this one. I might bring it back because we all know Rand Paul isn’t done demonstrating he’s an idiot with science. Plus, the bird.
I didn’t finish this cartoon, but it did lead to the next one.
And it pissed off a lot of hillbillies. And honestly it’s not fair. Not everyone in rural America is a banjo player.
I was in the process of drawing this when I got an idea I like better…which I think was two dogs watching TV. I didn’t even get around to drawing the fish in the fish bowl in this one.
Which of these are your favorites?
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