Here's a little look at some ideas that DIDN'T make it into a strip...
(In case you can't decipher my writing...here's the translation for the above:)
"Disposable income is what you have to spend, not what (you) have to spend."
"How do I spend my disposable income? I flush it."
"Remind me. Remind me. Remind me. Okay. If you'll remind me."
"What a day. I need a little power nap before (I make) dinner. Wake me in 6 hours."
"Wake me up when it's time to go to bed."
*These are just the nucleus of strip ideas...they're not fully formed gags. They're a beginning point if I think I can turn them into something. Cartoons need the idea and the art to make their point...and the art is essential to presenting the idea. This is why I doodle in my brainstorming book...to remind me of the particular nuance I'm going for with the written idea.