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Buncha McCain Roughs
Once again I had a difficult time on the idea for tomorrow’s cartoon. I was committed to doing something on McCain as I thought it was a good issue that he’s the front runner for a party that doesn’t really like him. All the hard far right wing Republicans are going nuts over this. Good times. I decided since I scribbled down so many useless ideas, I’d share them with the blog readers. Someone came up to me last week and said "I have a question about your cartooning" and I thought "please don’t let it be the ‘where do you get your ideas’ question". It was. So maybe by my posting these horrible roughs, you’ll get an idea on where I get my ideas from. I still don’t know.
The first thing I did was churn out a few McCain sketches. Ignore the elephant. That was the start of an idea I didn’t like enough to even finish a rough for.
This idea didn’t really set me on fire. By the time I got to the second panel I gave up on distinguishing anything.
I kinda liked this second idea except it wasn’t really funny. Plus, I read a rumor that Nancy Reagan actually likes McCain. If I would have gone through with this cartoon I would have drawn the Reagan library behind it since that’s where the last debate was held.
This second idea I thought was funny. I was thinking of Joe Pesci in the movie Lethal Weapon 2, or 3 or 17…well in one of them he complained about how you’re….well…I can’t write what he said but let’s just say you never get what you ordered when you go through drive-thru. Last time I was told to pull over at McDonald they forgot about me. When I went inside I talked to them like Joe Pesci would have.
But I thought this idea was kind of a stretch and didn’t know if anyone would get the drive-thru thing. I didn’t feel like drawing a fast food restaurant but I did like drawing McCain as a burger boy. Maybe that’s what he’s storing in his cheeks.
I’ll post what I finally went with tomorrow.