The joys of Photoshop cheating
The above cartoon might be regarded by some as a cheat since I relied so heavily on Photoshop to achieve the result. I believe in recycling so I don't see incorporating images from past cartoons into present cartoons as an evil thing.
Components of this cartoon have appeared here, and here. The first appearance of the parliament buildings component appeared almost exactly a year ago. Anticipating more cartoons involving images of Parliament will come, I've banked it in my personal clip art archives. Expect to see it in one shape or another in the future.
Added to my clip art bank is the Capitol dome, which I created yesterday. Considering it symbolizes politics in the U.S. so significantly you can expect to see that reappear sometime again. In the past I've toiled with drawing the same image from the same angle. This isn't to say I'll never draw this perspective of the capitol dome ever again, but at least I'll have one banked if time presses me in the future.
Is this cheating? You tell me.
Posted at 09:39 am by Graeme_MacKay
June 1, 2006 03:30 PM PDT
Toon seemed a bit anti-American for you, Graeme. Why is it whenever Harper dares challenge the status quo the media jumps all over him for being "American-style"?
June 2, 2006 09:15 AM PDT
Well, to answer the above, how is it "anti-American?" It only shows that he's making the government reforms and that they're like the states...it's a joke...sometimes I find the "Anti-American" police as annoying as the ones who actually are...
Anyway, I don't think it's cheating at all...it's all art in the end.
June 4, 2006 09:27 AM PDT
Is it anti-American? I didn't intend it to be. Mind you, I am feeding into the hysterical perception by many Canadians that Stephen Harper wants to turn us into the 51st state. And let's be honest, these two recent reforms to Canada's Parliament are very new to the political scene up here. I'm not suggesting they're bad ideas, but I do wonder how they'll work, especially the fixed election date idea, with our Parliamentary democracy.