Sunday, July 29, 2012

Forex!

This one is a couple of weeks old at this point (apologies for the delay).  It features Jamie Dimon, CEO of JP Morgan Chase.  JP Morgan Chase recently announced several billion dollars of losses due to some poor trading choices (this assessment of the quality of the trades came from Jamie Dimon himself during several conference calls and a little bit of testimony before Congress).  Well, it turned out after this loss was announced that the total losses were actually closer to 4.8 billion dollars.  This caused no small amount of alarm, seeing as JP Morgan is often seen as one of the most competently-run banks in the country, if not the world.

Of course, when the dust cleared and the numbers were all out on display, JP Morgan had made 5 billion in profits.  So I suppose all is forgiven.

As far as the illustration is concerned, I'm pretty happy with this one.  As with all of the Forex work, I would prefer to have a bit more breathing room on the turnaround time, but I think I did all right considering.  There's some perspective inconsistencies and I would have liked to actually draw in the player who's just a silhouette, but I like the color choices and the way Dimon's face turned out.

The Forex comics will resume this week and I'll do my best to put them up faster.

Cheers.



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