It's not often that I get an idea from an article headline, but when I read about the Quartet trying to "jump start" the peace process, something just clicked.
The look of Igor and the lab definitely drew inspiration from The Far Side.
UPDATE: Now the third cartoon of mine to be reposted by La Boucle d'Occam.
No. 2 pencil (sketch)
Black 0.4 mm pilot pen
Blue 0.5 mm needle tip pen
Blue 0.7 mm pilot pen
Serif PhotoPlus 6.0