Dry jokes never get old. My architecture instructor wanted me to draw this cartoon. It was an old military joke that always made his father laugh. I felt that my other cartoon series, “Ivan the Terrible”, which I do every now and then, was the best way to portray this joke. The neighborhood setting with the other kids sort of brings out that inner child. After all, my brother and I used to play military war games in our yard and I bet some of you did too.
When I presented the cartoon to my instructor, he said he was going to have it framed. Had I known he wanted to hang it, I would have put it on something better than copy paper. Yeah, I have a really bad habit of doing this. I told him I could put it on higher quality paper. ”You do that, and I’ll pay you for it,” he replied. So I am now officially working on a commission for my teacher. Is this a conflict of interest? It could be, so I’ll wait until finals are over to complete it. That way I can’t flunk if he really hates the final product! And I guess I’ll be finding more opportunities to do my cartooning while in school.