Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Diary of an Editorial Cartoonist

From The New York Times.

Times Insider shares insights into how we work at The New York Times. In this piece, Patrick Chappatte — whose editorial cartoons are published on Wednesdays and Saturdays in The Times’s international editions, on and on its social media pages — treats us to a behind-the-scenes look at his creative process, from thought bubble to flatbed scanner, with a dark-chocolate-and-Nespresso fix somewhere in between.
The evolution of an idea (or two):

Going through some of Trump’s tweets, I’m thinking “childish.”

A tweet button alongside the nuclear button on the presidential desk. Hmm. That’s another idea.

Bombastic, outsized figures do not make for the easiest satire target.

I need to wrap up. I’m at four sketches. 

The results of my polling of the Opinion team are in. Sketches number 1 and 2 are essentially tied. I say let’s finalize the crybaby idea, and keep the second one for later use.

That was a productive morning!

The full story here.

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