Fake fights, Fetuses and Funny Hair

The GOP Presidential Debate made me tired of drawing suits

How could I not live tweet draw the first Republican Presidential debate? It was an invitation I couldn’t resist. And on some level, visually, it delivered. I could have used more (some) dancing, a fist fight or two, maybe if someone broke out into song, I could have drawn that. Trump’s hair behaved, although Christie’s did not. Marco Rubio did not drink any water on camera. Jeb! wanted everybody to just get along and Trump skirted on the very edge of racism and sexism. I draw these quickly, they are impressions, but I miss so much stuff. What I didn’t miss was a feeling that this was a lot of men groveling for attention.

There were a plethora of blue and black suits. And there were so many of them, I lost track of who’s tie was what color. Some weird stuff was said, and I tried to capture some of the bon mots. Two hours zips by when you are having fun drawing.

I drew Megyn Kelly just for variety, I had to.

And I drew Trump several times (he was on camera a lot, surprise surprise), each time he came out differently.

One of my favorite candidates to draw is Rand Paul — his hair and eyebrows are to die for, for a cartoonist.

And I gave Jeb! a string of pearls because I really think he looks like his mother, Barbara.

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They lined them up awkwardly in the beginning.

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And we got to hear from a panel of experts. And then we were off!

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Visual journalist/writer for New Yorker, New York Times, CBS News, CNN. TED, SXSW speaker. Looking to change world w humor. lizadonnelly.com

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