I am fully aware that at least three other cartoonists have drawn Trump mug shots over the past week, but they didn’t do this. I wrote this two weeks ago and saved it. The rough will be in my next batch published. The thing I liked about this is that Donald Trump is so proud and vain over being on the cover of Time Magazine, that even though he has been on the actual cover, he’s plastered the walls of his rancid country clubs with fake covers with his ugly mug on them.
Do you know how to get a fake cover of Time Magazine with your picture on it? You just order it. It’s easy and probably costs about $12. The frames Trump used for the fake covers probably cost more. Google it.
I’m in Manhattan. I got on the train this morning, headed for lower Manhattan, and just picked a stop to get off. I’m currently at a Dunkin’s on 14th Street but I’m gonna have to draw my next cartoon at a different location. There are no outlets here (probably to discourage mofos like me from taking up space for hours), no bathrooms, and homeless people keep asking me for money while I’m drawing. I don’t mind panhandlers and I often give them a buck, but when I say no, I mean it. Don’t try to argue with me about giving you free money.
Are you sure you don’t have a dollar? You really don’t have change? I just need a dollar. Just a dollar? You don’t have a dollar? Not even one dollar? How about some change? How do you not even have change? Are you sure? Just a dollar.
Have you ever stabbed someone in the eyeball with an Apple pencil? I’m considering it.
Anyway, I’ve been asked if I’ve seen any protests yet. No. I haven’t been by the court house and I don’t plan to go there today. I have been in two bars, a pizzeria, and this Dunkin, and no protests.
Have I talked to any of the “locals” about what they think about Trump being arrested in Manhattan this week? I did ask one and he asked me for a dollar. Seriously, no. I don’t ask strangers about their political views. I actually don’t like talking to MOST people about politics. Plus, this is New York City, not Lincoln, Nebraska. It’s not like nothing ever happens here. I’ve overheard more people on the sidewalks and subways talking about Wrestlemania than about Donald Trump. Really. I think that was last night.
A few people have said they can’t wait to see what I draw while I’m here. Today’s cartoon is one of them and it was written in Virginia. The cartoons I write from this experience may not be drawn until I’m back in Virginia. I’m thinking about drawing Marjorie Taylor Greene on 60 minutes for my next cartoon. Did you see that shit? I did not as I was on a train…but I saw some of the highlights and daa’aaaaaaaamn, Leslie Stahl. Do your job.
That’s it for the day, kids. I’m gonna go explore…and try to find a bathroom. No. I don’t have a dollar!
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Watch me draw:
If there are protesters, I think they’re going to be surprised.
This time there will be no weaponization of the FBI and the DOJ, dismissing reports of right wing radical group plans, and concentrating only on what BLM might be doing.
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Do you know any phrases in another language? When panhandlers approach talk Italian, German, Russian, or Texan and give a “I don’t understand” facial expression. Hold on real tight to your apple pencil and Ipad Pro and be sure to wear running shoes … just saying …
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I’m not the victim type (knock on wood), but touching my devices is death. My devices are my life.
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Like! Can’t wait for tomorrow!🍿🍿🍿
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Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
IT’s TIME!! … yep!! .. “I am fully aware that at least three other cartoonists have drawn Trump mug shots over the past week, but they didn’t do this. I wrote this two weeks ago and saved it. The rough will be in my next batch published. The thing I liked about this is that Donald Trump is so proud and vain over being on the cover of Time Magazine, that even though he has been on the actual cover, he’s plastered the walls of his rancid country clubs with fake covers with his ugly mug on them.”
Wow. We’ve got plenty of panhandlers here in Portland, but they’re not quite that pushy. I guess everything is more intense in New York!