First off, a shoutout to WordPress which is the platform for this blog (the domain is through GoDaddy). Dear WordPress, all the changes you’ve enacted, what you call “updates,” over the past year have really made it cumbersome when I need to insert multiple images. So when my readers complain to me about some WordPress shit, I’m right there with them.
As I mentioned in that little rant I’m hoping the fuckos at WordPress see this blog that contains multiple images which must mean….IT’S TIME FOR ROUGHS!!!
And, kids…what a batch it is. These were drawn last week on Thursday and Friday (August 11 and 12). When my CNN editor told me he wanted something on Trump and the FBI search, I knew I was going to town, baby. When I was done, there were multiple cartoons beyond the one they selected that I knew I wanted to turn into real cartoons.
This one did not become a real cartoon. I saw a tweet that was too similar to this so I let this one go and I was also concerned about the number of Trump cartoons I was doing over the week. I like to give my clients several options but last week, everything was pretty much on Trump…but it was a Trump week.
This was the first rough I did and I liked it. I thought I was going to make a real cartoon out of it until more ideas hit my brain.
I thought this was one of the weaker ones but it did take on a stupid MAGAt talking point.
I didn’t know if I was going to make this into a real cartoon or not, but I did so in the middle of the week and it was a hit. It may have been the one that was Cartoon of the Day at The Week. They used nearly everything I drew last week, so I’m not sure.
Honestly, I thought CNN was gonna go for this one but they didn’t. Then I thought I’d use it but I didn’t. I still like it but I think the cartoon’s time has passed. It would have been great the day after Merrick Garland called Trump out.
I used this one too but turned it into a cartoon about the Inflation Reduction Act. Maybe this was The Week’s Cartoon of the Day. I know they used it. Several of my clients published it.
I didn’t use this one.
I wasn’t going to use this one but on Friday, a week after it was written, it hit me again and I laughed. It was my kind of weirdness. It was very popular with my weird readers on social media. I knew this was one my readers would really get into or that would just fall flat.
I wasn’t in love with this one but I thought if CNN picked it, it’d at least be fun to draw. They did not pick it.
I like this one and thought it’d be good for CNN or right after the story broke…but it wouldn’t work after last Sunday. So I didn’t use it.
I thought this was another weak one.
This is the one CNN picked and I’m glad they did. I think it makes a strong point in a kinda subtle manner. Conservatives probably don’t get it.
I came up with this one and I dug it because I really like drawing Boris Badenov (even though I never really did watch Bullwinkle), but I felt it wasn’t strong or funny enough. But I knew I had something with the concept.
And I did have something with the concept. I turned this one into a real cartoon and again, my social media readers loved it as did a few of my clients.
Which of these are your faves, kids?
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