Roughs, Volume 154

Some of these roughs were drawn last week (September 8) and others were drawn the week before (September 1, 2). Since I made last week’s blog of roughs entirely about the Queen, I’m smooshing the roughs from the past two weeks together. I’m also withholding one as I may use it later.

I wanted to do something about Sarah Palin losing her bid to become a member of the House of Representatives. It’s always fun to bash dumb Republicans and I can’t believe I missed this chance. But, this wasn’t the idea to do it with. I didn’t get a Serena cartoon in either. This idea had a short window as I wrote it after Serena won her first U.S. Open match, and I knew it would close soon. I held off because I was pretty sure Serena would lose eventually, and then the cartoon wouldn’t be relevant anymore. I was right. Though I’m sure Sarah will return in one form or another.

I came up with this one when the photo of the evidence was released and it showed classified government documents kept at Mar-a-Lago right next to copies of Time Magazines with Trump on the cover. I think the window has closed on this, but I still like it. I especially liked how the spontaneously-drawn Trump turned out in the rough.

This one became an official cartoon. A lot of MAGAts screamed at me.

I liked this one too but didn’t use it.

I held off on this one because when I drew it, I didn’t feel it was right to include Trump in my Queen coverage. After a couple days, I was sick of all Queen topics, so I let this one go. But, I’ve seen a couple of other cartoonists do similar cartoons. I’ve seen cartoons of him wanting a crown or claiming Charles stole it from him.

This one became an official cartoon and a lot of my readers loved it though it did make a few MAGAts scream at me.

I didn’t like this one very much.

I didn’t love this one either.

This one became an official cartoon and it did pretty well on social media. A few people who probably never shower screamed at me.

Which ones are your faves?

Warning: Next week’s batch is gonna be HUGE.

Signed prints: The signed prints are just $40.00 each. Every cartoon on this site is available. You can pay through PayPal. If you don’t like PayPal, you can snail mail it to Clay Jones, P.O. Box 3721, Fredericksburg, VA 22402. I can mail the prints directly to you or if you’re purchasing as a gift, directly to the person you’re gifting.

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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