Does it look too wierd? From time to time I like to focus on subject matter from different angles. Todays was from directly above. I don’t know how effective it comes across but it took a lot of work and self doubt before it was finally done.
It shows Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty swimming in surplus cash. While green money is distinctive of American dollars it still makes sense, to me at least, to represent Canadian money as green as well, despite in reality it’s multicoloured. For those who thought I painstakingly drew each and every bill you’ll be disappointed to find out that it’s simply a multitude of the same image, cut and copied, slightly rotated, and pasted:
…with a few individual bills applied randomly. Here’s a smaller scale of the tile pattern:
The tragedy in all this is that I forgot to send it into the image archives of the Spectator before leaving work last Friday. A free lance cartoon ran instead.
Because you (thankfully) did not depict Dalton’s gitch on the pool-deck, you have wisely left it ambiguous whether or not he is going “commando” under those cut-and-pasted images of cash. We, the taxpayers, would rather not know.
On the topic of “image recycling”, I look forward to a future cartoon where you depict Bashar Assad doing the backstroke. I hope that world events conspire to give you an excuse to do so, but I cannot currently imagine what they may be. – Commuting Hamiltonian, Sept 3, 2006