Friday, April 16, 2010

Last syndicate cartoon of the week

I've been noodling all week with ways to show that the economy is still shaky. I also wanted to show that no matter how much money they pump into the system, if they don't fix and enforce the regulatory restrictions on banking, we're going to be headed back into the same rough seas. Finally settled on this image. I like showing rogue bankers as pirates, because that's essentially what they are.
I've had a busy week. Time for some R & R. See you on the other side of the weekend!



lordmarcus said...

I really like this cartoon Ed. Great use of the imagery, and on top of that, thats just a great drawing of a ship.

lgk said...

I think it's great imagery too, but how do we know the pirates are the bankers? I mean I get it partially because of your explanation and because I'm up on current affairs. I guess legally you couldn't name names though. Perhaps "Bankers" needs to be on their ships somewhere.

Ed Hall said...

I think the fact that you have a ship labeled "US Economy" with it's regulatory cannon muzzled, and there is an armada of pirate ships approaching it, most people can put 2 and 2 together.
I try to avoid labeling whenever possible. Glad you liked it though.