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I’m not real happy with the way the art turned out for this one. It just kinda went nowhere with the shading and the Jimmys could have been larger. I am glad I went with the teeth instead of the big lips version in the rough. The best cartoons usually don’t have any words. I really didn’t want to label Jimmy and knew I had to label Hamas. My plans not to label Jimmy were ditched when I couldn’t get anyone in the office to recognize him. I did not draw just one Jimmy and copy it four times. I don’t do photo-shop either.
I do like the idea. I thought this is either very original and it will be unique or tomorrow I’ll see six of them. Now that I think about it, I think I did something like this with a terrorist wearing a suicide bomb belt made of children. I gotta go digging to see if I did that before. Maybe someone in the past did something like this but I can’t think of any right now. I hope it stays unique by never being drawn again.
Here’s the rough.
I’m without a car right now. Someone else was driving mine when someone else hit it. Do you know what a tiny Korean car made out of plastic looks like when a larger American vehicle made out of steel runs over it? Not pretty. So you can expect a few more blog posts whining about that until someone sends me a check so I can get a new one. Good news is no one was hurt.