Approximately four years ago, I was in an airport waiting for a flight to the Boston Worldcon, and the Republican National Convention was on CNN. I tried to sleep through Zell Miller's yelling, but I had odd, fitful dreams instead. I had a dream where America's relationship with George W. Bush played out like a story from Will Eisner's A Contract With God, where everything is in sepia-toned pen and ink, and people live in tenements and shout at each other and hang laundry and stuff.
So I drew that here: Mary & George: A Romance.
That story ended before the 2004 election.So I drew this: Mary & George: Epilogue.
In 2005, after Katrina, I had the idea of doing a sequel where Mary wakes up and finds the basement is flooding, but I couldn't think of where I wanted to go with it, so I didn't do anything. Still, the idea hung around, knocking about in my head. Eventually this came out: Mary & George: The End.
In case it helps, Aunt Della is the Democratic Party and Aunt Ronnie is the Republican Party. They are not any particular member of either party.
I know my caricature of Hillary Clinton looks really weird, but it's because I'm a sucky caricaturist and not because I was trying to make her look insane or anything. The picture of her jitterbugging with Mary comes from a picture of actual jitterbuggers, where the angle makes it look like two women are dancing with each other, although if you look close you can see where they're actually holding hands with male partners and not with each other at all.
The jumprope chant is an amalgamation of a couple of different ones that are already in use, I didn't make them up. Mostly.
Whatever happens next, the saga of Mary & George is over.