About this blog: Clay Jones' Toon Talk blog. Cartoons, roughs, ideas, politics, music, rants and readers get to leave comments questioning Clay's intelligence. About Clay Jones: Clay Jones draws editorial cartoons and creates caption contests for fredericksburg.com. In his spare time, he plays in the local rock band Corporate T-Shirt. Follow Clay on Twitter at twitter.com/claytoonz and on Facebook at facebook.com/clayjones
Somebody somewhere should appreciate when I take a national issue and make a local cartoon out of it. That means I can’t do it for the syndicate, I won’t receive any cool reprints in Newsweek and I won’t get an extra check for it. Someone, somebody, give me an "attaboy".
I got a phone call this morning from someone high up. I was expecting him to start barking at me in a furious manner, but then it turned out, he loved the cartoon. That’s the second time this week I received a call from someone in a position I did a cartoon on, and they loved it. I’m feeling kinda down about this. Where’s all my haters? Someone needs to tell me I really suck before I get seriously depressed over this.
Here’s a rough.
I had an idea on Miss California and Donald Trump but nobody got it. So it had to die. The idea was stupid, funny to me, and really disgusting….so you know I really wanted to draw it. Here’s that rough.
Three people saw this and didn’t understand the Apprentice reference, the "you’re fired" reference, or the topless guy reference. I lost a great opportunity to draw a fat guy with ugly man nipples and nasty shoulder/back hair.