This week's comic for Investing.com involves the tumultuous rise and fall and rise of the value of the Bitcoin. Over the past several months, the Bitcoin has seen a pretty dramatic fluctuation in value. The crew at Investing.com asked me to draw a comic that depicted this fluctuation as a roller coaster ride with Ben Bernanke at the controls. Here's the sketch:
I also thought it would be a whole heap of fun to draw Bernanke as a carny. I've drawn Ben Bernanke a lot at this point, so adding a little variety to his getup was a way for me to be excited about drawing him yet again. It's said that humor is usually predicated on the unexpected. And what's more unexpected than seeing the ever-reserved, conservatively-dressed Bernanke as a poorly-clad carny, smoking a cigarette and emblazoned with tattoos? Nothing, says I:
Anyway, overall, this comic is so-so. I like the color, but I'm not crazy about the scaling or the composition. And this isn't my best likeness of Bernanke. His eyes are too close together and his nose isn't quite right.
I'd give this one a 2-corndog rating.