Depressing Quotes

There are no winners in this election [2016]. I paid attention to it for about two months and then it just started to depress me. At least Hillary’s [Clinton] a politician, but the fact that you’ve got a guy from a reality TV show! I have to say, out of everything I’ve ever watched in sports – the greatest comebacks ever – watching [Donald Trump] get the nomination for the Republican Party is the most astounding thing I’ve ever seen.

Luckily, my limited attention span is well suited to the velocity of the news cycles. There’s an assault of stories coming at you on even a slow-ish news day, but certain things just tend to stick out. Certain stories just seem to have an odd sort of electricity. It does get tricky when you’re pitching an image that won’t hit the newsstands for another week. Not only can other, bigger stories break in the mean time, but other daily cartoonists, can also come up with the same idea – this is the most depressing thing – and put it out there so yours looks old by the time it’s published.