We're All Gonna Die Man
So every year I haul out We're All Gonna Die Man for the first snowfall. He's a local type everyone here knows. Rumor has it we'll be pelted by an inch tonight in the Cincinnati area. You can be sure the lines at Kroger are twenty deep as we speak. Don't these people keep any toilet paper in their houses as a matter of course?
Snow panic is our favorite winter passtime here. During the anthrax scare after 9/11 I drew a cartoon of a Cincinnatian relieved to find that the white powder he encountered was anthrax instead of snow. Everyone outside the area thought I'd mixed up the caption. Locals got it.
As for me, I'm spending the evening cozily holed up in my downtown studio clearing off my desk and hoping -- hoping -- another editorial cartoon idea strikes me so that I can draw it tonight and stay under the covers in the morning.