I was checking Daryl Cagle (editorial cartoon site), and I saw that this guy has been named Best College Cartoonist of the Year. I can see why; both his renderings and his comments are top-notch.
One thing he should bear in mind, though, when he starts doing this professionally, is that the tiny-person-making-wry-comment-in-lower-right-corner is already Tom Toles’ gimmick. I’m not calling it plagiarism: if plagiarism was that sharply defined, Jim Davis would never have been able to do Garfield because Schulz was already using a pet who had complex thoughts and disrespected his owner. But if a new artist starts out with a visual that’s associated with an established one, readers could confuse him with the established artist instead of recognizing him in his own right.
Or am I the only one who takes editorial cartoons this seriously?
[sub]And it might not have been a tragedy if Garfield had never, after all, graced the comics pages.[/sub]