Recent Political Cartoon

Sponsored Links

With Barack Obama in place at the head of the US, I was wondering what a recent political cartoon might look like today. Georges Bush was an easy target and frankly, he did provide some very good opportunities for cartoonist to create funny stuff!

With Obama, it's gonna be interesting to see what a caricaturist might do without playing too much on the racial issue.

We are not in the 50s, and race should not be a factor to determine if someone is capable of being a good president just because he is black or white. 

So I don't think many cartoonist will try to play with this issue. Why? Simply because I think that Obama really represent changes for US citizen. And it will be interesting to see if he can meet these expectations.

But unfortunately, after surfing the net a little bit, I realize that yes, many cartoonist took the easy road and created cartoons like

Obama painting the White House in black. Is it funny? Maybe, maybe not... Is it original or the idea of the year? Certainly not!

Creating a good political statement through a comic strip is not an easy task. You have to be partial. You need to know the weakness and the strength of the character. 

Being black is not a weakness or a strength. It's just the origin of the new president. And it should not matter while drawing a cartoon about him.

You have to go deeper and find something special about the character to create an original caricature. You might try to place him in an unusual place or in a weird situation to find a good idea. 

Or why not mix two news to create one funny cartoon? For example, if important things happen in basketball, why not portray Obama as a basketball player and mix him with these news?

Being original means doing something new or never seen before. But it also means trying to avoid choosing the easy path.

It's more work, more challenging, but also more rewarding.

It's interesting to see Obama at the White House. It's fun to see America being so enthusiastic about their president. I can't wait to read a nice, clean and original recent political cartoon about him!


Go back to My cartoon friends and inspiration
Go back from Recent political cartoon to home page







halloween tutorials

1. How to draw a witch
2. How to draw a zombie
3. How to draw a pumpkin
4. How to draw the devil
5. How to draw a demon
6. How to draw a ghost
7. How to draw a black kitten
8. How to draw a bone
9. How to draw a skeleton
10. How to draw a monster

Latest additions

10/19 - How to draw a pig
10/16 - How to draw a parrot
10/12 - How to draw a mouse
10/10 - How to draw an ant
10/05 -
How to draw a kitten
10/02 - How to draw a horse
09/29 - How to draw a hamster
09/27 - How to draw a frog
09/25 - How to draw a duck
09/22 - How to draw a donkey

Learn how to draw cute characters in minutes!

Get your hands on 9 fun printable resources filled with more than 2000+ drawing exercises that are easy and accessible to anyone, even beginners! Learn how to draw all the animals and characters you love in just minutes and enjoy additional bonuses not found anywhere else!

Need custom characters? Great! I can draw for you!

Do you need custom cartoon animals or characters to enhance your website, an application or products? Good news! I can draw for you! With more than 2000 illustrations drawn over the past 8 years for this site and for people like you, I can definitely help! :)