Drawing editorial cartoons about natural disasters and human tragedies are the hardest ideas to formulate and execute. The task is to create a clear and concise point that won't be misinterpreted as offensive while avoiding the clichés and shopworn images that we often see in cartoons about unfortunate events. When considering ideas for a cartoon about the suffering in the Philippines, I wanted to steer clear of images of piles of debris, tears or cries for help. These images tell us what we already know: The human toll is incredible. So instead, I chose to focus on the possible cause of this terrible destruction.
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