Monday, September 8, 2008

Aiding and Abetting


I got this cartoon idea today while driving my car. For some reason, driving will occasionally cause ideas to just pop into my head. I don't know if it's because I'm distracted or what, but it works. Anyway, I was listening to Terry Gross interviewing Thomas Friedman about his new book, and the idea came like a lightning bolt. She asked him point blank if he believed that America's over-dependence on oil has actually funded terrorism, and he say emphatically - yes. Actually, he said, "are you kidding?!" He was also mocking the recent Republican Convention "chant." Here's the result.
I think my Sarah Palin is about worked out now. She turned out to be pretty easy. To draw.
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Rant Alert!
While I'm on the subject, if one more person asks me to draw Sarah Palin as a pit bull with lipstick, I think I'm gonna scream. And, more importantly, if I see one more cartoonist draw said obvious cartoon reference again, I think I'm gonna puke. Shouldn't you (as a professional), even for a second, stop to think "hey, I wonder if someone else might be doing this? Or even ask yourself, "I wonder if I should go and SEE if someone else has done this before I re-invent the wheel?" Please. Stop. I'm begging you. I can't take it anymore.
Rant over.
-E

1 comment:

clay said...

Oooooh. Someone's feeling snarky. I like it.