Today’s cartoon is the result of two tantalizing stories in yesterday’s Hamilton Spectator. One involving a theatrical debate between two city councillors over a transit fare increase, and another regarding the low ticket sales for an upcoming local event featuring former U.S. President Bill Clinton. Here are the actual newspaper clippings along with the resultant thoughts (boxing posters) and sketches:
I boil the concept down to a face to face boxing advert that allows me to sketch in the featured speakers at the original Copps Coliseum event, Bob Rae, and Bill Clinton:
Time to go over the pencil lines with India Ink:
Inked line drawing gets scanned into my computer:
Drawing needs a background. Let’s go with a archived screen shot that sorta resembles a crowd:
The white background is isolated and deleted letting the crowd scene show:
Clip off the outside stuff and add shadows, some constrast, and voila…it’s done.
Enjoyed your Merulla vs… one. Another way to stay at Copps might have been to get Bill C. to waive his 6 figure fee(likely impossible) or someone else,say Stephen Lewis to come for a mere 5 figure donation. Who knows!! Turning the page I cannot help but think that the photo of the embarrassed Queen, hiding her face might make for a good cartoon. Caption possibility”Not in the program, Phil(ip). WE are not amused”Suspect that photo is/was front page all over the world.
Keep your creations coming,please!
– Richard Ring (March 29, 2007)