For the past week Americans have been panicking about their impending financial doom. Finally Congress was able to pass measures to stop the United States from experiencing a sharp decrease in the budget deficit that would have led to a mild recession this year.
Every time I’ve read or heard the descriptive phrase regarding this crisis I’ve had the same picture flash into my head. The picture of a man – smooth, cashed-up, with an eagle on his head...
He's Fiscal Cliff.
|Once again, Paul displays mad drawing skills |
while Dan colours beautifully within the line.
Fiscal Cliff likes attitudes, ideas, self-promotion and making money.
He’s Patrick Bateman without the serial killer aspect, and with a dirty great rock holding him up.
Fiscal Cliff refers to himself in the third person as he gives you advice. For example:
Fiscal Cliff thinks you should invest in his new scheme to give the homeless business loans at grossly inflated interest rates.
Fiscal Cliff thinks you'd be better off with a high-risk share portfolio.
Fiscal Cliff is launching a Kickstarter scheme to raise capital for a new financial advice app. Pledge and Fiscall Cliff will reward you with a signed picture of Fiscal Cliff.
I got quite excited by Fiscal Cliff, and mentioned the idea to another artist, the superb Saltmarsh, who come up with his own version.
|Once again, Dan does some mad colouring.|
So now there are two brilliant caricatures of Fiscal Cliff. Feel free to suggest more sleazy lines for everybody's favourite smooth operator.