Below is the latest The Pain -- When Will It End?
The rough sketch of this cartoon
did not include the girl and was titled simply, "Political Cartoon,"
as an ironic acknoweldgement that it was pretty heavy-handed in its agenda.
I'm frankly not crazy about this one. I like that it's so stark and truthful,
but none of that matters as much as whether it's funny or not, about which
I still have my doubts. If anyone's reading this, let me know what you think.
I ended up being forced to run this because I got back home Friday night after
a very long day spent helping a friend tear down a shed and haul it to the
dump only to find, to my horror, an e-mail from my editor at the City Paper
saying "I'm sure someone's already told you about the early deadline
this week, this is just a reminder that we need your cartoon by 5:00 today."
No one had told me about the early deadline. It was then eight-thirty. So
I frantically finished this drawing and e-mailed it in. Sometimes you just
have to turn in the best idea you have at deadline, call it a day, and have