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How I Drew Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen, Live!


I’m getting a little bit better at live-streaming my cartoons each time. My latest attempt (below) is a drawing of Federal Reserve Chairwoman, Janet Yellen, who raised interest rates this week for the first time in many years. Interest rates had been cut back to zero.

The Fed has been cutting interest rates for a very long time. This cartoon of former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan is from 2001 …


Then seven years later I drew this one with Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, who cut rates to zero. I’ll probably draw another one of these seven years from now.


Now Janet Yellen finally gets to raise rates, seven years after my Bernanke cartoon. This is only my second drawing of Yellen, the first one is below. I like how round she is – her face is round, her body is round, and she has big,round puppy-dog eyes. She’s great.


Take a look at my live stream video! All of my mistakes are on view. I have no secrets and no shame.

By Daryl Cagle

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