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Obama In Comics:

Inauguration Day Special

The New Yorker
Raw artist Drew Friedman draws the cover
of this week’s New Yorker magazine.

‘08: A Graphic Diary Of The Campaign Trail
Michael Crowley and Dan Goldman document the race for the presidency in their new book 08: A Graphic Diary Of The Campaign Trail, published by Ramdom House. More preview pages are available here.

Presidential Material
Both Barack Obama and John McCain were given the unofficial graphic biography treatment from IDW Publishing.
Covers by Howard Chaykin.

The New Yorker
The New Yorker magazine stirs controversy as the presidential race hots up.

The New Yorker
Cartoonists Seth and Richard McGuire appear on the New Yorker cover.

The New Yorker
Cartoonist Barry Blitt continues his commentary on politics throughout the year.

Alex Ross
Renowned comics-painter Alex Ross gets political.

Erik Larsen endores Barack Obama
in the pages of Savage Dragon and The Chicago Tribune.

Barak Obama gets in some much needed practice as Superman in Metropolis, Illinois.

Kyle Baker announces his own biography of the new president,
coming soon from Harper Collins!

The Amazing Spider-Man #583
As Barack Obama said in Entertainment Weekly when asked about his favourite superhero, Spider-Man: ‘‘The guys who have too many powers, like Superman, that always made me think they weren’t really earning their superhero status. It’s a little too easy. Whereas Spider-Man and Batman, they have some inner turmoil. They get knocked around a little bit.’‘

Mad #493 & 498
Mad Magazine pokes fun at Obama.

Super-Obama’ images reflect the high expectations of the new president.

Gerald Scarfe continues the ‘Super-Obama’ theme in The Times newspaper.

Steve Bell draws Barack Obama in his daily strip If…
in The Guardian newspaper.

Raw artist Drew Friedman maintains his White House Watch for The New Republic, The New York Observer and Time Magazine.

Obama by Dan Clowes
from the Commemorative Inaugural Edition of Newsweek

"In around 1998, my dad went to a small fundraiser at a neighbor’s house in Chicago for a young state senator named Barack Obama. By chance, Dad happened to answer the door when Obama arrived and they wound up talking for a few minutes. That night he called and announced to me without a hint of sarcasm that this charismatic young man would one day be president."
Dan Clowes on Barack Obama -  Read the full article here.

Posted: January 20, 2009


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