I like game shows, especially “The Price is Right.” Since Edison launched in 2006, I’ve written many “Price is Right” game show strips. I like to take the premise of the program and add my own “what if” element to it. These are some of my favorites.
I love including political humor in the strip, but unlike editorial cartoonists, I have to work weeks ahead. When I’m writing about a specific topic, I have to hope that what I’m saying will have any relevancy by the time it’s published.
Anyone who listens to NPR’s “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!” will often hear the show’s host Peter Sagal mention an animal study of one sort or another. The comments that follow from the panelists are often hilarious.
Soon after I created the above strip (the idea was Anne’s), she suggested I present it to Peter. The show was going to be in Milwaukee a few weeks later, so we arranged to attend the taping of the program and to meet him afterward to give him the original. The show was fantastic, and we had a blast meeting the panelists. It now hangs in the “Wait Wait” offices in Chicago.