The subject this week for Illustration Friday is “intricate,” and I found these wolves to be just so very detailed and particular.
As it happens, this was also today’s cartoon I did for Slate, so kill 2 with one stone, and all that good stuff!
This took a long time to draw! I had to study how wolves look different from dogs or coyotes, and how they stand, their fur, nose, etc. And put a bunch in, crowded. And figure out what accessories they could wear. I have to say, as I drew the little one with a potted plant on his head, I got tears in my eyes, he was so cute. Usually I crack myself up, but this went in the opposite direction… Can you tell I love the way these wolfies turned out?
Here in the blog it really needs an outline, with all that white in it, but in the space they give me in Slate and GoComics, it looks fine. (Gocomics has comments.)
The Story in the News
All the facts are in my OpEd Cartoons blog.
Right after Obama took office he cancelled Bush’s plans to rewrite the Endangered Species Act, affecting wolves, among other animals.
So as I was saying, it actually did become law last Friday. Only Obama RESCINDED his protection promises for wolves, and turned them over to the lawless states, not the Federal government any more! So Bush’s original plan succeeded. I hate the midwest.
*I will no longer be doing political cartoons in this blog. I’ll be posting my Slate cartoons in my new blog,? The Opposite of Wrong.