This is the sketch out of my sketchbook where I was thinking about the cartoon Dirty Raking. I wanted to show a sinister neighbor that would show up at the white picket fence. But then I had to find out what about a rake would make it illegal and I thought if the rake was enormous and unwieldy it would make the rake from the mobster neighbor seem tempting to the guy using the small rake.
Ironically enough this last week I read an article in the New Yorker about a movement that is taking place in Orinda, CA about noisy leaf blowers. Man my comics are really topical to the issues of the day.