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Old, Small Obama

Sometimes I like to vary the dimensions of my cartoons. Most editorial cartoons are the same 1 1/2 wide by 1 tall, which fits the cartoon hole that newspapers keep open for the cartoon. Sometimes an odd sized cartoon will jar an editor into running something different.

I did today’s cartoon extra wide, but on the web, extra wide means extra small, and I lose details like old Obama at the right.  Everything is a tradeoff.

See my rough sketch below, followed by the line art, that most people see in the newspapers, then the color version that I do for the web and for the few newspapers that print color on their editorial pages.

Sometimes a cartoon, like this one, is just fun to draw.  Even if it doesn’t say a whole lot; fun to draw is enough.

By Daryl Cagle

Daryl Cagle is the founder and owner of Cagle Cartoons, Inc. He is one of the most widely published editorial cartoonists and is also the editor of The Cagle Post.

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