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Pitch The Dead Jester

The kings rejoice.

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13 Jun 2019



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Thanks SWAHA. Because everyone was already doing a cartoon about this I actually didn't intend to do one myself. It's always such a struggle (and frustrating as you say) to try and come up with an original concept and then finding out it's been done already. But the newspaper is doing a special on the topic, so I had to do one.

13 Jun 2019

Hello everyone,
We very often face this issue of strong similarities between cartoons done by different cartoonists. It happened quite a few times to me anyway.. And also on this NYT issue, i had a concept on my mind (then dropped it!) then found it drawn in the newsroom by someone else.
It is quite irritating sometimes to draw the whole thing, then post it and find out it has already been done in a very similar way :)
That said, high respect to Tjeerd and Pete for being honest with each other. Yes, both cartoons have a similar root concept (and visual), but the end result is somehow different.

13 Jun 2019

Pete is quite gracious, but nice of you for asking Tjeerd

just a note here:
the NYT decided to stop running cartoons on its International Edition (ex International Herald Tribune Chapatte was working for)
they don't need to stop publishing cartoons on their domestic NYT, because they don't run cartoons anyway

so, whatever the opinions expressed, (rip nyt cartoons, because of trump somehow when the complaits came from israel and jewish groups, censorship, etc), most comments on this site haven't been accurate because of that

it seems they simply don't use and/or don't like cartoons

13 Jun 2019

Magnificent! Great composition Tjeerd

13 Jun 2019

The end result: thanks again, Pete!

13 Jun 2019

Thanks Pete, I appreciate it!

13 Jun 2019

Hi Tjeerd.
Thanks for the kind respect you've shown in asking me, and of course I don't mind.
It appears that you started your idea before mine anyway judging by the amount of work you've done on it.
It's looking great, hoping it does well for you in the paper.
Cheers

13 Jun 2019

In my opinion, both have similar idea but different approach. It's not a blatant copying of Pete's idea I think. What do you guys think?

13 Jun 2019

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