A sketch from the Cox & Forkum book Black & White World III.
In an interview in the book, I say:
My sketchbook is full of stuff that I make up, and that’s my vacation from the realism that we try to put into our cartoons. I’m just goofing around. ... I kind of use my sketchbook as a fuel source for the editorial cartoons. What I’m not able to play with in our more serious cartoons, I immediately go to the sketchbook and kind of do a little workout. In fact, I’d be willing to bet I’m busiest in my sketchbook after one of our darker cartoons, when we’re trying to portray a certain amount of tragedy or some sort of travesty against people. Those drawings can get very dark. My sketchbook is a sort of therapy.