This is a sample of what KiRKWOOD looks like when I'm cooking up an idea. I generally start with the images and where they go before I tackle the dialogue. I like to have the setup kind of speak to me and once I hear something weird or surprising, I pencil in the speech balloons. I sometimes edit the final punchline about five or six times to get the rhythm right. I firmly believe if it SOUNDS funny, it IS funny. The shorter, the better. Except when it's longer.
NOTE: President William McKinley, from the great state of Ohio, was our 25th President from 1897 to 1901.
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