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.
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.