Above: my point of view.
Matt Diffee hosted, with musical guests Stuckey & Murray.
The six cartoonists were split into 3 teams of 2 apiece. The participants were:
Anyway, here are some of the cartoons that we came up with. I'm thankful to David, Emily, and Drew for leaving their drawings behind so I could grab 'em & post 'em. If Jeff or Michael would like theirs up here as well, I'm all for it.
Keep in mind that we all had about 8 minutes to come up with the cartoons. And not all cartoonists did cartoons on all of the topics.
- And I think there had to be a whiff of scandal about the thing, such as the mass feline death scene in Mr. Sipress' cartoon below
I like how David's cats all seem to deflate when they die.
She points out a much maligned electorate minority that should be CATered to.
I don't know where he got the paper with the BP logo.
The TV reads "Cat Candidate in Lovenest with Dog while Shopping." The sad cat candidate (on chair, watching TV) wears a "Win With Puffball" lapel campaign button.
And here is Round Two --
- Pearly Gates
That pearly gates prodder looks darn hurtful.
You can see I later wrote the next round's topics in the upper left hand corner.
Round Three (what good topics):
The fellows pupil-less eyes have a definite Harold Gray quality.
I love this one.
- Death (if I remember correctly)
He drew that sleeping headsman really well.
This should be Cinnabon's new motto.
Doing another great one.
Final Round (topics chosen by the band):
- Gary Coleman
Coleman had just died before the convention and I'm not sure everyone in the audience knew that.
Scary Lego guy!
Cramming all of these topics in was not easy for any of us.
Here we have a world where anthropomorphic Lego people wear "What You Talkin' About Willis?" t-shirts, in a Gary Coleman city, using donuts to pay for the tolls. Kirk and Spock are in the background, with Kirk saying, "Dammit, Spock! I shoulda never stepped on that butterfly."
The winners: me and Drew, chosen by audience applause. The losers all had to slow dance with each other onstage.
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