What they hell are you doing posting an editorial cartoon on a Sunday again and where is that obnoxious banner begging for votes? Well I made it to week 9 among the top 10 but didn’t make it to the top 5 in the final week. Thank you all so much for the support, votes, sharing and essentially putting up with me. I’ll share my thoughts later in the post but first…
Today’s cartoon was inspired by Mitt Romney choosing his running mate as Congressman Paul Ryan (oh and former Miami University alum – anyone know any other famous MU alums?? ahem ahem). There was some quiet chatter that another presidential candidate, Ron Paul should be considered for the VP spot and a little more outspoken chatter about his son Rand Paul getting the nod. So for those out there who think Romney got the wrong Paul, this cartoon is for you.
A few comments on the editorial cartoon contest…
What I liked
- It forced me to create and post an editorial cartoon 2x a week for the past 9 weeks. Sure I typically post on Sundays and Wednesdays but sometimes I might share a different type of cartoon work.
- It allowed me to utilize social media and the power of my readers to have a great showing every week. Until the last week I was consistently in the top 3 in votes and the last week I was number 4. Again voting didn’t account for the entire process of who got picked for the next round.
What I didnt like…
- No link love back to the creators. Sure you could link to my twitter or facebook account from their page but why not open it up.
- No direct voting links. You had to go to the voting page and then find my picture to vote for it. Several people accidentally voted for the first image that popped up and it wasn’t mine.
- No archive of participants who didn’t make it. There were several cartoonists who I loved that didn’t make it to further rounds but there is no way for me to find them because all their posts and info has been hidden. Maybe it will pop back up after the competition.
If you keep voting, I am putting my support behind Al Goodwin. I think he is the best of the rest. Consistently on the mark, timely and a fantastic cartoonist. All in all it was fun…though I doubt I will be participating again as I am looking at what I want the next chapter of my cartooning to be…. I’ll keep you posted.