Lemmings are an evergreen concept for an editorial cartoons. Â Here’s my latest lemming cartoon, about Obama and the Dems pushing for a health care plan. Â First, the rough sketch:
Then I do a nice finished line drawing on a overlay, which is what most readers see in the newspaper.
… And then I color it for the web and the minority of newspapers that print political cartoons in color.
Here’s a lemmings cartoon I drew about the housing crisis …
And here’s a lemmings cartoon I drew about college graduates and the job market …
I learned that people love lemmings all around the world -sometimes people love lemmings a little too much. Â After I drew the graduation lemmings cartoon, the cartoon was plagiarized by cartoonistÂ Ali al-GhamdiÂ for a major newspaper in Saudi Arabia, the Alwatan.
Lemmings. Â Ouch.