Sometimes cartoons just present themselves fully formed.
I was reading some magazines one day trolling for ideas and the phrase “rootin’ tootin’ cowboy” leapt out at me. (I wish I could remember what the article was. I mean – who has the occasion to use that?)
All of a sudden this cowboy at his desk and the two paper trays just made perfect sense. Instant cartoon.
Okay, it’s not a laugh out loud cartoon. It’s not one that’s particularly clever or witty. But the gentle oddball-ness of it really appealed to me and I couldn’t say no. Besides, cowboys are fun to draw.