My last Daily Cartoon is up today on the New Yorker website. What I thought would be a 3 to 4 week gig turned out to last 10. By the time Week 5 rolled around, I started to get the hang of doing a daily cartoon, based for the most part on current events, which means most of the drawings were only relevant for the 24 hours they were up on the site before the next one came along. The news fed me some nice stuff and some not so nice, as in gun madness and another war in Iraq. It was hard to make light of events that were so deadly serious, and the results weren’t cartoons one would laugh at so much as ones that people were more likely to nod in agreement with. I’ve enjoyed doing the Daily and am a little sad to have to let it go.
Best of luck to the next Daily person. May the headlines be good to you!
Now back to the weekly batch, which I never abandoned during my 10 weeks on the Daily job, but which I can now give my undivided attention.