Our Absurd Life: 07/18/20 – Hot Prospect

Hot Prospect

Hola Friends & Family

I hope everyone is down-to-earth and not up-in-the-air.

Today’s Essential Cartoon momentarily steps back from our problematic pandemic.  It’s a quiet, reflective piece.  Nothing to get too burned up about.

I’ve learned that my cartoon dialogue or captions do best if they sit for a day or two, maybe to gel like jello, or pull-together like a vegetable stew.  This gives me a chance to rethink certain word choices–maybe adding  or subtracting to get the best, most streamlined effect.  It’s actually a little like writing a Haiku poem, not too much, not too little, just enough to sell it.  After completing this cartoon at 11:30 last night, I realized I could have re-shuffled the sentences around for a better punchline impact.  But alas, my deadline was up, so here’s another cartoon in the bag.

I wish everyone a safe, healthy, happy, and streamlined day. 

Ian S



“No rulers were harmed during the making of this cartoon.”

“Let’s still be careful out there.”

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