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A big day of roundups
I’ve cartooned so much this week, I can’t even spell right. There were some typos that were corrected…and one too late for the newspaper. Fortunately, I’ll save my blog readers the indignity of reading a mistake. I’ll explain along the way…but first, a few things.
Hate mail of the week
I love this. Here’s the entire letter, briefly edited. You can use your imagination.
I liked this one. It’s strong. Why did I draw so many Falwell toons? I usually hate covering the same issue over and over, especially an obit toon, but this was a special occasion. Besides, I want to draw the toons to submit into the AAEC’s annual Golden Spike Awards.
OK. This toon was only roughed out. I saw the same thing drawn a couple times and figured the world didn’t need another Falwell/Twinky Winky cartoon.
Here’s the toon which ran in today’s paper, but with a typo. I put a “Z” at the end of Gonzales’ name.
And here’s one just for my syndicate. It was pointed out to me that this toon is unfair, and I agree with that. Prince Harry chose to enlist and it’s not like we have a draft. But I’m not worried about being fair. Despite a lot of people thinking otherwise, cartoons don’t have to be fair. Hell, that’s why I got in this business.
Everybody have a good weekend. I have a HUGE weekend planned. My best buddy is holding his annual crawfish party which means I get to eat crawfish, oysters and make my gumbo. The other cool thing happening this weekend is my son is coming to town for the Summer. I bought a new bed for him last night, sheets, comforter, pillow case, etc. I just hope he doesn’t notice the dog slept on it last night.