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Edward Hopper and the Trillion Dollar Coin

Here is my new cartoon, based on Edward Hopper’s famous 1942 painting, Nighthawks. and the original for comparison.

Hopper Debt 600wide Edward Hopper and the Trillion Dollar Coin cartoons

HopperNighthawks Edward Hopper and the Trillion Dollar Coin cartoons

Here’s a little detail, blown up as it can be hard to see on the Web …

HopperDetail Edward Hopper and the Trillion Dollar Coin cartoons

This was fun.

Here is my previous cartoon, on the trillion dollar coin.

125346 600 Edward Hopper and the Trillion Dollar Coin cartoons

The trillion dollar coin is a great idea, and should be great fun for cartoonists.  This one by knuckle-dragging, conservative cartoonist, Eric Allie, is quite funny.

125384 600 Edward Hopper and the Trillion Dollar Coin cartoons

There haven’t been as many trillion dollar coin cartoons as I expected – maybe they are coming soon.

By the way, back when I was working in the toy industry it was a time when toy execs were getting lots of government pressure and press criticism about unsafe toys. I often heard the toy industry argument that many more kids are killed each year by choking on coins than by toys, and the government could fix that easily by putting holes in the middle of coins, as some foreign countries have done.  But nobody cares about unsafe coins and the government was being hypocritical by focusing on unsafe toys while doing nothing about unsafe coins. That’s also an interesting argument with the gun debate, since so many kids continue to be killed by coins, but I’ve never thought of a way to do it in a cartoon, since kids choking on coins (or shot by guns) is nothing anyone wants to see in a cartoon.

Now I’m rambling.  Time to stop.

 

Here is my new cartoon, based on Edward Hopper’s famous 1942 painting, Nighthawks. and the original for comparison.

Hopper Debt 600wide Edward Hopper and the Trillion Dollar Coin cartoons

HopperNighthawks Edward Hopper and the Trillion Dollar Coin cartoons

Here’s a little detail, blown up as it can be hard to see on the Web …

HopperDetail Edward Hopper and the Trillion Dollar Coin cartoons

This was fun.

Here is my previous cartoon, on the trillion dollar coin.

125346 600 Edward Hopper and the Trillion Dollar Coin cartoons

The trillion dollar coin is a great idea, and should be great fun for cartoonists.  This one by knuckle-dragging, conservative cartoonist, Eric Allie, is quite funny.

125384 600 Edward Hopper and the Trillion Dollar Coin cartoons

There haven’t been as many trillion dollar coin cartoons as I expected – maybe they are coming soon.

By the way, back when I was working in the toy industry it was a time when toy execs were getting lots of government pressure and press criticism about unsafe toys. I often heard the toy industry argument that many more kids are killed each year by choking on coins than by toys, and the government could fix that easily by putting holes in the middle of coins, as some foreign countries have done.  But nobody cares about unsafe coins and the government was being hypocritical by focusing on unsafe toys while doing nothing about unsafe coins. That’s also an interesting argument with the gun debate, since so many kids continue to be killed by coins, but I’ve never thought of a way to do it in a cartoon, since kids choking on coins (or shot by guns) is nothing anyone wants to see in a cartoon.

Now I’m rambling.  Time to stop.

 

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.