Queen


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This cartoon is my idea but it took a push from Rich, my editor at CNN. After hitting the wall with several ideas, having one approved, then rejected by me later, Rich suggested something with the lines from Hamlet that King Charles III quoted in his speech. This was the first and only attempt with that and it was approved.

No, I’m not cultured enough to know Hamlet. My British culture probably stops at quoting Beatles lyrics. I still don’t even understand how the Premiere League works…or the game. They kick it into the net, right? Though, I do think a second lower league for the NFL with relegation, where teams or promoted and demoted would be a fantastic idea (we would have seen the Giants, Jaguars, and Lions demoted last season). Destroy the monarchy, but give us relegation.

And now, we’re ready to move on. At least I am. It’s been five days and there are at least five more celebrating the Queen. And then we’re gonna have like a month of royal events for King Charles. The news can’t talk about anything else at the moment and this monarchy doesn’t even apply to us. Let our Canadian friends deal with it. Do they really have to put big-ear Charles on their money?

I will probably do some cartoons on King Charles and the monarchy in the coming days and weeks, but the Queen is dead and it’s time to let her rest in peace. Can you give me a “hallelujah?”

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