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Sep 24 2008

We’re Toast

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we're toast

Drawing Board

Concept
This idea (and most of the text) came to me as I was waking up one morning. I wouldn’t exactly call it a dream so much as a realization that this woman could actually be president once Geriatric John “I’ve had four bouts with cancer” McCain finally kicks the bucket—probably twenty minutes after he takes the oath of office. Don’t laugh; it’s happened before—just ask President Tyler.

It’s not sexist to say someone is completely unqualified for the job, but I have no idea why I came up with Toaster as the second choice. I honestly didn’t even think of the “we’re toast” line until I made this blog post. I mainly just needed a big dumb blunt object to compete with Sarah. I guess a rock seemed a little too formidable.

Putting It Together
It’s probably obvious that very little drawing went into this comic—it’s mostly about the language. So, for reasons of focus (as well as laziness), I chose to go with very simple images.

I grabbed an image of Sarah and a toaster off the internet and modified them slightly so that they wouldn’t be copyright infringement. I “drew” McCain and his advisors with the wacom tablet. Actually, I just drew one image and used it for all three. And then I slapped everything together in PhotoShop and Illustrator. It was time-consuming, but not especially difficult.

In the End…
I have no idea whether this comic will make sense to anyone. But I’m relatively happy with the outcome, even though the comic looks pretty clunky to me. I was just pleased to find a way to talk about McCain’s willingness to destroy America without using a lot of four-letter words. Sometimes indirect insult is better than outright cursing.

UPDATE: While I stand by my comment that we can’t say enough about this woman, I took Mark’s comments to heart and reduced the cartoon panels/text by 20%.

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3 comments

  1. Mark!

    Very “Two Guys Talk About Technology” although there is a third guy. I like the idea and would suggest more of these in tone and style, but I felt it was too long (we get it, Palin is a bad pick) and the three characters became confused.

  2. armzrace

    I honestly don’t think it can be said too much. Especially as 42%-50% of voters don’t seem to get it.

    –Cej

  3. armzrace

    While I stand by my comment that we can’t say enough about this woman, I took Mark’s comments to heart and reduced the cartoon panels/text by 20%.

    –Cej

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