November 19, 2008

Obama caricatures.

Come on! You have to get a better likeness than that!

14 comments:

Meade said...

Really. Plus, the skin tone of the football matching the skin tone of the man? Tsk.

MadisonMan said...

Total agreement. That's horrible. One hears four years of big ears from caricaturists.

Yachira said...

Amazingly amateurish, like most things that come out of Slate.

Balfegor said...

Contra Yachira, I actually like Slate, but this is indeed a poor caricature. And it's not like Obama is hard to caricature -- he has an elongated figure, big ears, and deep set eyes. That ought to be more than enough to key off.

Michael said...

Cartoonists are terrified of a reaction like that to the Danish Muhammad cartoons.

vet66 said...

Let us hope that the proverbial "Lucy", representing reality, doesn't move the football that Barack "Charlie Brown" Obama is trying to kick.

Apparently the caricature was successful as evidenced by the fact that we all recognized the protagonist.

Balfegor said...

Apparently the caricature was successful as evidenced by the fact that we all recognized the protagonist.

It's not hard to guess when the first two words of the article are "Barack Obama," and the article is about Obama. I mean, it could be a totally unrelated caricature that just happened to be paired with this article, but how likely is that?

Roger J. said...

Why am I thinking any caricature is going to feature some big ears? Can't wait to see what IBD's Ramirez settles on.

Marcia said...

I think that's a great likeness! ... of a young, tanned Bob Eubanks.

ricpic said...

Nice tan.

jdeeripper said...

He looks like Don Adams made of peanut butter.

Jack said...

The eyebrows suggest that it was originally intended as a Bush caricature and was re-colored for the new regime. Unfortunately, googling the artist's name doesn't provide any evidence to bear this out.

John Althouse Cohen said...

Apparently the caricature was successful as evidenced by the fact that we all recognized the protagonist.

It's not hard to guess when the first two words of the article are "Barack Obama," and the article is about Obama.


They might have also been tipped off by the heading of this blog post.

peter hoh said...

Looks more like a Kerry caricature.