Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Cartoon of the Day: Walk on Through the Storm, Detroit!

Crain's Detroit Business - June 16
The outpouring of emotion, from so many sources, in the effort to help Detroit and its people recover from bankruptcy is overwhelming and gratifying (especially to someone like me, who grew up and went to school in Detroit). As the pledges of support were counted and totaled over the past two weeks, I felt the same sort of rush that I did as a kid, watching Jerry Lewis in the waning moments of his annual telethon for Muscular Dystrophy, so I say to Detroit ... "Walk on, walk on, walk on through the storm - you'll never walk alone!"
That's the Point!

Off the Drawing Board: This idea started with the pledges by the Detroit Three automakers, the Mellon and Getty pledges came while I was refining the idea and made it even stronger. Collaborating with my editor at Crain's Detroit Business, we refined the punch line and enhanced the message. (The idea below the rough at the right is one of those that you just have to get out of your system, groan and move on! *grin*)

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Cartoon of the Day: The Judge Ruled This One Out

Crain's Detroit Business - (scheduled to run) May 26
Sometimes breaking news breaks a cartoonist's heart.A couple of weeks ago, it looked like congressional veteran John Conyers was going to be disallowed from the August primary ballot due to an issue with his nominating signatures. I thought it was the perfect opportunity to have some "write-in fun" with a couple of local political icons. Alas, after deadline - and too late to make any changes - a federal judge ruled in Mr. Conyers' favor, putting him on the ballot after all. In the old days, my cartoon would have been pulled, in today's desktop publishing environment, it was simply deleted. The judge, in effect, ruled in favor of Mr. Conyers and against my cartoon idea. Nonetheless, I wanted to share it here because I enjoyed writing/drawing this one so much!
That's the Point!