Thursday, December 31, 2009

CARTOONS of the WEEK: Out with the Old, in with the New - Three Takes

Crain's Detroit Business - January 4, 2010
My editors at Crain's agreed with me that the first cartoon of 2010 gave us the opportunity to acknowledge some of the challenges we'd overcome in 2009 and at the same time, offer a measure of optimism for what lies ahead for us in 2010. While the new year may not be exactly a "cakewalk" for us, I anticipate that it will begin a decade of growth for metro Detroit, and - through hard work by all of us - a return to an era of economic strength for the region. Happy New Year, everyone!

OFF the DRAWING BOARD: We considered a different direction for the Crain's Detroit Business January 4 cartoon, with this pencil rough - a look back at the just-finished holiday retail shopping season. We agreed that the New Years cartoon, with its focus on high-profile Detroit events of the past years, had the most impact and provided the statement we wanted to make, entering 2010.

The News-Herald - December 30

The Press & Guide - December 30
Two different spins on the arrival of 2010 - for Downriver, I took a tongue-in-cheek jab at the challenges facing us in the New Year; in Dearborn, I took a straightforward optimistic tone. Combined, these takes reflect my perspective of our whole region for the coming year - lots of challenges, sure; but lots to be optimistic about, too!
That's the Point!

1 comment:

  1. Awesome blog, Dan, and your artwork, as always, is fabulous! I am glad to see so many other venues for your work, including the blog itself.