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Those ears, that mouth . . .

Post by Cheryl Tucker on July 30, 2007 at 2:10 pm with No Comments »
July 30, 2007 2:10 pm

“His ears have gotten bigger and bigger”

. . . “tortoise mouth, beady eyes” . . .

Those are some comments about President Bush by two of the political cartoonists who draw him on a regular basis, Matt Davies and Steve Kelley. An article posted on the McClatchy Newspapers’ D.C. Web site talks with cartoonists about the challenges of drawing the president and other high-profile politicians.

Who are they looking forward to among the current crop of candidates? The Miami Herald’s Jim Morin says: “Hillary will be fun, Obama will be fun, Giuliani will be a blast. The only time it’ll be difficult to draw somebody is if they’re flawless.”

Is he talking about Mitt Romney and John Edwards? As the person who handles the political cartoons here at the TNT, I’ve noticed that those two guys don’t show up in very many.

The News Tribune has access to the work of about 15 cartoonists. Probably the funniest depiction of the president is by Mike Peters, whose color cartoons regularly appear on this blog. His take on Bush kind of makes him look like a manic basset hound.

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