This is the first cartoon I drew this morning.
I went to bed Thursday night with this idea and thinking about how I was going to pull it off. I woke up early with it still in my head and I settled on this layout. I was finishing it around 10:00 AM when I got the other idea. I sketched out the second idea twice, trying to decide if I should stick with the cartoon I had just finished or go with the new one, which would mean starting over and delivering later to my clients. I decided to go with the new one. This one was put on the shelf.
A couple hours later, Laura, one of my proofers, said she liked the one you see here better and I should go ahead and send out both. I don’t like doing that but I still liked this cartoon. I don’t like hitting the same subject twice in a row, and especially twice in one day. There are too many issues out there to be banging on the same one. I also feel like the cartoons kinda step on each other when you do them so close together. But, I broke my rule this one. I actually had some anxiety over it.
This one has done better on Facebook while the other is doing better with my clients. Maybe that’s another experiment to learn from. But, news outlets are very different from social media. I’ve discovered the more reactionary stuff does better on social media and the less-triggering does better with news outlets. For example: The cartoon that was featured in The Washington Post this week only got about 30 shares on Facebook.
So, which of the two do you like better? Don’t let the fact TikTok removed the video for this one hate speech influence your judgement.
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