David Pescovitz at 9:28 am Tue, Jan 20, 2009
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And in my daily comic strip, La Cucaracha, and on cagle.com, and on Yahoo too.
this New Yorker cover is a RIP OFF. Mexican American cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz had done this already way back during the campaign…
STOP STEALING FROM THE BROWN PEOPLE!!
If you ask me, Barack Obama is one of the Founding Fathers! Lucky for us, he’s here now and not 250+ years ago.
Ah the New Yorker…
I seem to remember a previous New Yorker cover of Obama. Oh, wait, here it is!
Waffle, waffle, waffle, waffle, waffle…
This post is fantastic.
Aside from the brilliant technical artistry, the emotions that that work evokes are so very long overdue.
shouldn’t the wig be black?
i’m all for Obama, and i love Friedman, but is it just me or does he look slightly walleyed in this portrait?
This has a whole new layer of meaning after listening to his inaugural address…
I didn’t know men in wigs could be so hot.
Anyone can get a free copy of this New Yorker cover in return for registering with NewYorker.com.
I signed up a couple weeks ago, and have not been spammed yet, so this seems like a pretty good deal.
It’s going to be awfully boring if the next President is just a standard, old white dude.
I remixed it. ALL CREDIT GOES TO DREW FRIEDMAN. Love it.
Am I the only one who would like to see the entire Judiciary wing go back to wearing the wigs and make the lawyers dress in robes and wigs as well?
The mole is on the wrong side though. You would think the New Yorker could get that right…
Yo Anon #5, I think the mole is accurate.. for Obama.
He looks like those other presidents on the dollar bills.
I wonder in all my post Obama unity haze, if anyone can comment on my Obama/Washington piece, titled “Obama Washington,” from February 2008, which ran in my editorial cartoon space at Universal Press Syndicate.
Drew Friedman completely stole this drawing from Lalo Alcaraz. The New Yorker and Friedman owes an explanation to Lalo A.S.A.P!!!
Lalo Alcaraz drawing was online before this issue was prdocued. The image also appeared in a color Sunday cartoon in his daily nationally syndicated La Cucaracha comic strip, as seen locally in the Los Angeles Times, and in over 65 newspapers nationwide.
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