Monday, August 04, 2014

Nixon Noxin Dioxin Toxin

I'd hoped to have this finished in time for the 40th anniversary of Nixon's resignation, but these cartoons always take longer than you expect, especially since I decided to color them. Meanwhile, my 80 year old Betty Boop broke her elbow and shoulder, so I'll be spending the next week taking care of her. So, here you go, the entire Nixon story in unfinished drawings.

I grew up in Massachusetts, and Massachusetts was the only state in the 1972 election that Nixon did not carry. Being called "Nixon" in Massachusetts was indeed a slur, even before the Watergate business.
Anyways, we can laugh about it now. When I finally finish putting the eyebrow on this comic, I'll make some high res scans and throw it on the Gumroad page as a pay what you want download. Maybe I'll make greyscale hardcopies, maybe not.

UPDATE: Greetings to the visitors from Crooks and Liars (Many Thanks, Tengrain!) Feel free to leave a comment, don't be shy!


Fearguth said...

I always liked the bumpersticker which read: Nixxon: New Name, Same Old Gas.

zencomix said...

The "Don't blame me, I'm from Massachusetts" bumper stickers went over real well along the borders with Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and New York.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Guy would be too liberal, economics-wise, for today's GOP. And maybe today's Democratic party, for that matter.

Comradde PhysioProffe said...

Very nice job!

Anonymous said...

I was the youngest of 3 brothers so I know the futility of trying to stop them from calling names.I had a few thrown my my, but you got dicked.