You may remember the conspiracy theory about the 2016 election when a TIME magazine cover was leaked early claiming Clinton's victory. Well, of course, the designers had made a cover for either win in order to save time when the votes were in come election day. It's the same here. Should anyone cry conspiracy, know that this frame and the other version were done back to back the same day. I'll post them both, just for posterity.
I had considered a King Kong (inspired by the King Congress campaign signs) take on the cartoon, with a suited gorilla swatting candidate planes from the sky. That didn't read quite so civil. I liked the simplicity of the word play on a chess board. The simplicity also saved me some time. Both versions were done in a little less than three hours. I should have taken more screen captures toward the end of the second version, but I was on a roll. Plus, the more progress shots I take the longer it takes to actually finish the thing.