So the above is a reason why Editorial Cartoonists can’t create a buffer of cartoons to keep on hand to post at a time when they have nothing else to post or are busy with real life. I created this one right after the Cincinnati Reds won the National League Central Division and went to the playoffs for the first time in 15 years.
Of course there was celebration of beer, champagne and cigars in the team’s clubhouse. Well, the state of Ohio has a smoking ban for public places and it seems some concerned citizens felt it their duty to report this violation to the authorities. Not a smoker, nor have I, but I thought this was just petty. I bet they were Philly fans.
Well after the highs of that week came the following week which led to this cartoon.
The next weekend the Reds were swept in the first round of the playoffs by the Philadelphia Phillies and the Cincinnati Bengals lost for the second week in a row to teams they were supposed to easily beat.
I would have posted them on their dates but other news items seemed more relevant and noteworthy at the time so these kept getting pushed back.
Now they seem somewhat dated. So instead of creating cartoon buffers, I am left to post nothing if and when I ever get writer’s block.