Sunday, January 15, 2017

15 January 2017

Whoa, whoa, WHOA, Los Angeles Times front page. You're giving me President Obama, and Trump, and the Governator, AND Krispy Kreme doughnuts all on a single A1? Plus mention of a story deeper in section A about the death of the Ringling Bros. Circus? That's some serious information overload. How do I string this all together into some sort of coherent image? Ah, yes--by recalling the poet Juvenal's most well known zinger.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

14 January 2017

We're pretty obsessed with water here in Southern California, so whenever there is a change in the amount we have available to us, we proclaim it loudly on all media (watch local news in LA on a day when it's drizzling, or even threatening to drizzle, and you'll see what I mean). Right now we have all kinds of water due to the atmospheric river (which is a real thing, and not just the name of your cousin's lame solo electronic music project), so we're doing the most sensible thing we can with it: we're turning it into beer.

Friday, January 13, 2017

13 January 2017.

Hey, who's that hiding behind all those football players? That's James Comey, the guy who couldn't keep his mouth shut about ongoing FBI investigations during the election, but who when asked recently in congressional hearings about anything the FBI knew about contact between Russia and the Trump campaign, said he "could not confirm or deny the existence of any FBI inquiry into the matter, especially in a public forum."  Ha! Comey, you old, ethically compromised, kidder, you!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

11 January 2017

I have to admit, I was a little tempted to find a way to work George Lucas into the drawing tonight since he popped up on the front page (he's building a museum in our little town), but all I could manage to fit in from the article about him was one word (guess which one!). This drawing totally belongs to Obama, our president for nine more days, who when he leaves the Oval Office will be taking all reason, decorum, and good sense with him. Thanks for one last great speech, Mr. President.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

10 January 2017

Damnit, LA Times, the day after I give my spiel about how I don't really draw famous people, not my thing, yadda yadda yadda, you go and put Meryl Streep on the front page. Meryl Streep! So I have to draw her. What other choice do I have? Jeff Sessions? Please, I'm sure I'll have many an opportunity to draw his ruddy, xenophobic face throughout the year. Ms. Streep gave a great speech at the Golden Globes, so I hope my crude sketch measures up in some way. Oh, and Obama gave a stellar goodbye speech tonight in Chicago, so maybe I'll have one last opportunity to draw him tomorrow.

Monday, January 9, 2017

9 January 2017

We all know what happened at the Golden Globes, yes? We're all up to date on who won and whatnot? Good. Now who wants to go on a state-sponsored press junket to Tibet?

Also, this is a good time for me to insert what I guess is now my standard disclaimer (since I used a version of this back in 2011) about me drawing famous people: look, drawing famous people is not something i spend a lot of time doing (unless I'm doing this project, i guess). I have friends who are really fine caricaturists, and there are scads of talented folks out there doing this sort of thing  at a much higher level than i could ever hope to reach. I'm just flailing around down here with exactly one passable micron fine tip at the moment (note to self: go to the art store already!), so cut me some slack, Jack. Jacks. And Jills.

Ok, tune in tomorrow when, hopefully, the entire cast of Hamilton will not be on the front page.