Pale in Comparison

Palin click to enlarge

Drawing Board

Background Mark may tell me "We get it; shut up about Palin," but as I mentioned, I don't think that enough can be said.  And polls show that the more that Americans learn about this woman, the less they like her. Sure, she still motivates the Republican base, but it will take more than that to win an election. Which is no guarantee of Democratic victory, of course. And even if you win the most votes, Republicans still have ways to make sure you lose.

Nevertheless, this will hopefully be my last comic on Palin.

Putting it Together This cartoon started about 10 days ago as a doodle on some scrap paper.

Today, I mapped the idea out on a (to scale) sheet of paper, which allowed me to make sure there was enough room for everything. I found an image of Palin on the web and then freehanded it. She came out a little too thin, but she's close enough to be recognizable. Then I traced everything onto the final page, cleaning it up along the way. I used a brush for Palin, because I tend to think that a brush gives you a more fluid feel. The rest is done with a pen, because I need more control over small items and lettering. Then I scanned it, made some minor touch-ups in PhotoShop and put it online. Not counting the initial idea, this comic took about 4 hours.