I, for one, was looking forward to Iowa's District 1 State Senator David Johnson squaring off against at least one of the three Republican candidates seeking the party nomination today. Sadly, that's not going to happen, as Johnson announced earlier this week he has decided not to run for reelection. So, I immediately wanted to create a cartoon on the subject. The problem was, as my editor said, is that local cartoons often come in two extremes. hey either have no teeth or they'll really tick off a large portion of the community a paper relies on for support. I think I've hit some middle ground here.
Caricature aside, the slight "swish" behind the papers to emphasis the implied motion went through about five or six drafts before I was satisfied with the arc. Thank goodness for digital artistry.