My new coronavirus cartoon is something of an infographic, comparing the sizes of all of the world’s great pandemics. Each virus monster is sized to approximate the number of deaths in each pandemic.
I know this isn’t what editors want to see from editorial cartoons. Editors like funny jokes — but I love infographics.
I drew a syndicated comic called TRUE! in the 1990s, inspired by the cute infographics in USA Today.
(I kept flashing back to my Muppet days when I drew this, and kept wanting to put the ping-pong ball eyes on the tops of the “heads.”)
Lots of people ask me to post my roughs online. I hate doing that, but you want it, so I do it. Here’s the sketch:
— Editorial cartoonist Daryl Cagle lives in Montecito and runs the CagleCartoons.com news syndicate, distributing editorial cartoons to more than 850 news sites and newspapers around the world, including Noozhawk. Contact him at email@example.com, follow his blog at www.darylcagle.com and follow him on Twitter: @dcagle. Click here for previous cartoons. The opinions drawn are his own.