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  • Writer's pictureFolding Hamster

How Webcomics Happen

Updated: Mar 7, 2019

With Donald Trump and his corrupt, colluding, hypocritical band of sanctimonious, lumpish, beetle-minded foot-lickers in The White House, I rarely have to dig deep into the news to get ideas for daily political comics. But I don't always have the time to draw. Also, actions and antics by that crowd of double-dealing micreants are frequently overshadowed by a statement or tweet from the ( ~*retch*~) president of The United States containing vacuous shit-words such as covfefe, smocking gun, and hamburders.

Another problem with being a cartoonist, when ideas come to me I write them down so that I won't forget them. A day or two later while checking my notes I'll read: Corruption= Rash; 45 down her Lulu Lemons; and, I had a weed on my lawn. I have no idea what any of that means, but at the time it made me laugh.

Sometimes I'll get a cartoon idea that is hilarious. In fact it makes me laugh the entire time I'm working on it. I stay up late to finish it and get it out in the world where I know people will love it as much as I do. But it may fall flat. Other comics that I think are just on the level of okay, are met with laughter and a lot of praise. This is what makes it interesting.

The ideas roll in as Trump makes his tottering, bowl-headed, fat-assed way from debacle to crisis and back again. As long as there are paunchy, worm-brained barnacles in the world, there will always be fodder for comics. I just wish it wasn't quite so terrifying.

*Special thanks to The Shakespeare Insult Kit



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