This is the penultimate strip of this story arc, and things
seem like they are starting to pop off! I don’t want to prejudge what will
happen next, but I might be in agreement with the Intern that President
Dumpster-Fire may have acted irresponsibly in his speech.
It was a little weird to be making this comic strip about a
year after the Capitol Riots. It’s not weird in a “look how time flies” sort of
way, but in a “does anything matter” kind of way. Last year, I didn’t really
expect the riots to be so inconsequential. I think if I did not have such a
long period between when the events occurred and when I did my version in the
comic strip, I would have imagined them far more optimistically—resulting in consequences
for people of importance. However, what we’ve seen in the past year is merely
the glacially slow prosecution of a few nincompoops and crazies. Everyone on
all sides seems to be imagining themselves living through the French Revolution
but instead it’s more of a Three Stooges short.
this, and the next strip I’ve had to draw a decent amount of crowd shots, which
is the bane of any cartoonist. However, I’m managing, I think. However, my wife
looked over my shoulder when I was working the other day, and she said, “why
would you do this to yourself?” That’s about where I’m at!