Saturday, November 11, 2006

Thanks For Nothing, George!

Republican President George W. Bush cartoon
Click above to view larger image. Largest.

Thanks for Nothing, G. W. Bush! - John Lillpop, Mens' News Daily

Republican President George W. Bush cartoon
Click above to view larger image. Largest.

A Faithmouse / George W. Bush cartoon, in progress. Should have this posted by 11 AM Saturday. I may have to settle for a combination finished drawing/ sketch, as I have the weekly Sunday Funnies cartoon for Stop The ACLU to start and complete by Sunday as well.

Above is a photograph of the actual drawing for the cartoon, pre-scan. My usual technique is to pencil sketch the cartoon on graph paper and then ink with a red Marvy marker. I'll sometimes draw a few different versions of the same detail and then use Photoshop to arrange the elements; for example, in the drawing above you can see that I have two mouths for Faithmouse-the angrier, more open mouth is the one I'll use in the final cartoon.

Found this comment on regarding the great whatever-it-is-I-do-

Captures much of the old purpose and style of the 18th century political cartoon, arguably the historical highpoint of the medium. Unfourtunatly, it also clutches to the idea of current US politics as a replacement for wrestling. It's all about the teams - - JohnEmersonsFoot

Well, that's a heady compliment and much appreciated. As for the 'unfortunate' I would suggest that the same cartoons Mr. Foot is comparing faithmouse to were themselves stylized propaganda, and I mean that in the nicest sense of the word. They weren't pretending to be unbiased, and from that they drew momentum. In my own defense, I sometimes include the viewpoint of the meat packing industry in my online 'The Jungle'. Also, political conflict over Christianity is real; it isn't just a device in an unknown online cartoon depicting irrelevant teams engaged in inconsequential matches. I wish that it were.

Thanks to Surrogate Family at virus-x LiveJournal for showing the Prayer Cooties toon, as well as TeresaJ at The Diary of a teen titan / Starfire's world. Bokhorne has a nice word or two for the cartoon at Clever Conservatives. Thanks to Allen at Is Anybody There? for both the nice plug and for adding the livefeed to his blog.

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