Drew Friedman: Obama portrait for The New Yorker


23 Responses to “Drew Friedman: Obama portrait for The New Yorker”

  1. laloalcaraz says:

    And in my daily comic strip, La Cucaracha, and on cagle.com, and on Yahoo too.

  2. angry island girl says:

    this New Yorker cover is a RIP OFF. Mexican American cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz had done this already way back during the campaign…

  3. dizzid says:

    If you ask me, Barack Obama is one of the Founding Fathers! Lucky for us, he’s here now and not 250+ years ago.

  4. sans comic says:


  5. TiwazTyrsfist says:

    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…

  6. Art says:

    This post is fantastic.

    Aside from the brilliant technical artistry, the emotions that that work evokes are so very long overdue.

  7. mriles says:

    shouldn’t the wig be black?

  8. Tony Moore says:

    i’m all for Obama, and i love Friedman, but is it just me or does he look slightly walleyed in this portrait?


  9. sonipitts says:

    This has a whole new layer of meaning after listening to his inaugural address…

  10. Lemon says:

    I didn’t know men in wigs could be so hot.

  11. jsully says:

    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.

  12. TheChickenAndTheRice says:

    It’s going to be awfully boring if the next President is just a standard, old white dude.

  13. Dr.Arthur says:


  14. tony421 says:

    I remixed it. ALL CREDIT GOES TO DREW FRIEDMAN. Love it.


  15. jacques45 says:

    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?

  16. Anonymous says:

    The mole is on the wrong side though. You would think the New Yorker could get that right…

  17. sans comic says:

    Yo Anon #5, I think the mole is accurate.. for Obama.

  18. pduggie says:

    He looks like those other presidents on the dollar bills.

  19. laloalcaraz says:

    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.

    lalo alcaraz

  20. joliesgrrl says:

    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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