Here is my New Years cartoon.  First, I do a rough pencil sketch …


Then I do finished line art, also in pencil, but scanned as high contrast to look like I use ink.  This is the image most people will see in the newspaper.  My drawings are on 11″x17″ paper.  I work bigger than most editorial cartoonists.


And then I color it in Photoshop for the few newspapers that print cartoons in color, and for the Web.