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Sketchbook: Anatomy of a strip

RICHMOND, Va. — When I spoke with Matt Gajtka on the Weekend Conversation podcast a couple weeks ago, he asked some questions about my process, which I tried my best to explain in my usual, fumbling fashion. I thought it might be of interest to expand on that a bit for this first edition of the Sketchbook! 

Being a cartoonist specializing in hockey comics, and living as I do in Virginia, I’d been asked many times by my Capitals-fan friends and acquaintances, “When are you going to do a strip about the Caps?” With most of the Capitals’ history consisting of a rather pedestrian roster of near-misses and disappointments, I decided to focus in on perhaps their most defining disappointment of all: their miserable first season.

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