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My editor told me he wanted something on the Olympics last Thursday and gave me free rein over the angle and even the subject within the Olympics. There’s a lot to choose from, but nothing really clicked. There were a couple of decent ideas but we didn’t get there, so we started again Friday morning.
On Friday morning, I drew my cartoon for my newspaper clients and then had breakfast. While having breakfast, I saw a news report about Putin and Xi hanging out the day before the opening ceremony and…ding. I got my idea.
I think I sent two ideas, but I knew this was the one and it was.
The one thing I didn’t want to do was use a sports analogy and be boring. I also didn’t want to draw a cartoon that said nothing except covid is at the Olympics. I hate those things. Didn’t we just do a bunch of those for the Tokyo games?
I actually haven’t followed the Olympics at all since I landed in Las Vegas. I’ll catch up when I get home Wednesday.
Music Note: I rocked out to the best Foo Fighters album while drawing this, “The Colour and the Shape.”
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