Monday night I was waiting for my late night spot at Broadway comedy club and my friend (and fellow comic) Ethan also had some time to kill, so we slipped out to an all-night diner across the street to write.
He was scribbling away, manic as ever, while I drew up a few cartoons to pitch to the New Yorker the next morning. I needed the right light to take photos of the drawings with the Adobe Scan app on my phone, so I had him hold up the drawings for me.
Anyway, while he was being nice and holding up the pictures for me he pitched an idea that I thought was pretty funny — he said, “What about a cartoon of Putin sitting all smug with a whole bunch of ‘I Voted” stickers plastered all over him.
Actually pretty funny, I thought. So I drew it up and pitched it to the New Yorker the next day. It would have been a nice little collaboration.