Roger Stone, who has consistently been described as a confidant of President Trump, was indicted by the Mueller investigation this week (sorry, I didn't get this posted when the news was fresher. Winter Games had my attention this weekend). It is still yet to be seen how well the special investigation can tie the author and pseudo-political figure to Wikileaks and possibly the hacking of Democratic National Committee emails. So, while an indictment on the books may seem like a mighty pickax chipping away at the stone, so far it has only yielded very little, but the potential is there.
This panel was done in around two hours. It was done in black and white simply to save time so the Spencer Daily Reporter could have the chance to run it while the news was fresh (which they did). While the actual marks of the work do give away the digital method with which they were created, the general concept and execution reminds me of some of the classic editorial cartoons, when the medium was still finding its feet and was often more about visual metaphor. A little closer to press time, my editor suggested Stone's name be written on the stone itself since his face, while distinct, isn't as famously recognizable as some figures. I agree that would have helped, but time didn't allow with the company deciding to do the press run early this week on account of the weather.
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