Wow. Well, I'm still in shock that I actually won the last comp.
Anyway, the theme for this one is incorporating at least two of the following topical news stories in to one strip (however the more stories you're able to combine in one strip seamlessly, the better your chances are of winning ;).
2. The California recall and election of Schwarzenegger.
3. Iraq war.
4. CIA source leak.
5. Kobe Bryant case.
6. The what-if scenario of the Cubs facing off against the Red Sox in the World Series.
7. Hurricane Isabella.
8. The big Blackout over the summer.
There will be bonus points if Dr. Pedantic is revealed to be the mastermind behind at least one of these occurances.
No archived strips allowed. Judging will be on Wednesday afternoon. Good luck!
Destroying my reputation one post at a time.