Roughs, Volume 141

These roughs were drawn Friday, June 10. I usually start sending ideas to my CNN editor for the Sunday newsletter on Thursday, but since the first live hearing from the January 6 Committee was on that Thursday evening, June 9, we decided I could watch the hearing before drawing up cartoon ideas. Each of these was drawn the day after the first hearing.

This was a little riff on Jared Kushner’s testimony where he said threats from the White House Counsel to resign were “whining.” I liked the art in this but I thought it was too obvious that Donald Trump tried to murder our democracy. And, it’s something that’s been public knowledge for a year and a half. Right? But then again, the obvious needs to be repeated often to MAGAts.

This was the idea that became the cartoon for last week’s CNN Opinion newsletter. I just had to swap out Mohammed bin Salman for elephants. My editor wasn’t protecting MBS but wanted it to be more literal since pardons wouldn’t apply to a foreigner. I was able to hit MBS a few days later with another cartoon.

I liked this idea but in a way, I felt I was repeating arguments from a year ago (again). But I think it would have gone over very well.

This one became an official cartoon for my syndicate and it went over very well. This is less of a satirical political cartoon and more like documentation of what actually happened.

I turned this one into something else with Ivanka.

Which of these are your favorites?

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