Roughs, Volume 143

Ding-dong! New roughs are here. These were all drawn on June 23 and 24…I think.

I did something else on Rinos and after it was published, I kinda wished that I had drawn this one. Someone commented on the published cartoon that I should have done something with Eric and Don Jr hunting rinos. I was like, “yeah, it’s in the folder.”

I sketched this out and by the time I was done, crypto climbed back up. I could save this for the future, but these things are tricky. I don’t love it enough to save.

I like this one but I did something else on the Texas troglodyte he-man GOP convention.

This is the idea that turned into the cartoon for the CNN Opinion newsletter.

I didn’t love this but I may bring it back in another form.

This was hard to word out so I quit.

Why didn’t I draw this one? Oh, yeah. Other things got in the way, like the surprise hearing this week. Now, I think this one is kinda over. I had also just published the cartoon below this one and I didn’t want to do two ultra-wordy cartoons in a row.

I wrote this one last week and drew and published it this week, and it was a huge hit with clients and on social media. The one thing I did was change the layout because I’ve done this one before and I’m bored with it.

This was a small batch. We took the week off from the CNN Opinion newsletter but I still have a few roughs from this week that I’ll post next week.

Which of these are your favorites?

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Notes on my book, Tales From The Trumpster Fire: There are 19 copies of my book in stock, which go for $45.00 each, signed. Also, I have copies of my first book from 1997, Knee-Deep in Mississippi available for $20.00.

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  1. You should publish the crypto currency one. The Confederate dollars joke will ring true here in the South and will infuriate the “We-Want-Our-Flag-Back” crowd (if they understand it’s a slur). It’s a great, timely cartoon.


  2. This was a relief! I thought you’d lost your mind, or the book advertised was a book of jokes. Why Does God Allow Evil?: Compelling Answers for Life’s Toughest Questions Paperback (See attached.)


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