Sunday, May 4, 2014

Deflation Extermination


Here's the latest comic for  This week's comic deals with Mario Draghi's attempts to combat deflation in the European Union (the bugs represent deflation).  Here's the sketch:

The idea, as always, was thought up by the team at  This was the first comic after a two-week hiatus from the financial comics.  That being the case, I felt a little rusty getting back into the swing of things.  I've been doing a lot of technical illustration lately, so switching gears into something so different felt a little odd.

But ultimately, I think it turned out well enough.

What I like DON'T like about the drawing: The office is a bit bland, Draghi's face could have been more expressive (he's not really reacting to what he's doing), and one of his eyes is a bit wonky.

What I LIKE about it: The composition.  I drew the clock, the lamp, and the chair in a way that I hoped would lead the viewer's eye from the upper left of the comic down to the focus of the comic.  I also think Draghi's likeness (eye wonkiness notwithstanding) turned out pretty well, particularly considering I haven't done a caricature in a couple of weeks.


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