Here's the latest financial comic, which ties in with the World Cup currently underway in Brazil. I was asked by the team at Investing.com to draw a number of people standing shoulder to shoulder the way soccer (football) players do before a match. However, this time the team would be both soccer players and politicians.
Here's the sketch:
From left to right we have Cristiano Ronaldo, Angela Merkel, Neymar, Mario Draghi, Lionel Messi, and Mariano Rajoy.
This comic was a bit of a beast, work-wise. Six characters is quite a few. Even re-using some old faces (the politicians are from older comics, which I don't actually like to do), this comic took 11 hours.
I feel ok about the result. As usual, with this many characters involved I wasn't able to put much time in to the composition or other elements that might have made it more interesting. It was a furious fight to beat the clock, so the final product is really just a line of people standing in a row. I think the faces of the players turned out well enough, though.
I also made a mistake on Messi's jersey, so here's the corrected version: