Brodner's Take on the Primaries
February 7, 2008 10:28 PM   Subscribe

Cartoonist Steve Brodner sketches the American candidates for president as Odd Couples in a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. Best. McCain. Evah.
posted by maryh (9 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I think I could have done without the mental images associated with a naked Huckabee.
posted by Dave Faris at 10:43 PM on February 7, 2008

I think I'd find McCain more amusing if he hadn't promised to send thousands of my countrymen to their meaningless deaths in a godforsaken desert.
posted by Mitrovarr at 10:47 PM on February 7, 2008

Is there any way this cartoonist could, you know, just show me his fine cartoons without talking to me?
posted by davejay at 12:16 AM on February 8, 2008 [2 favorites]

Can't he draw Obama without him looking like a goblin?
posted by kyleg at 1:01 AM on February 8, 2008

Finish your coloring, dammit.
posted by hjo3 at 1:48 AM on February 8, 2008

Can't he draw Obama without him looking like a goblin?

Are you racist?

Australia's Larry Pickering was drawing nude pollies 30 years ago.

Y'all sick of me comparing Oz funnymen vs. USA funnymen? Just say the word.
posted by uncanny hengeman at 3:41 AM on February 8, 2008

I love the shell-shocked look on naked Hillary. McCain's caricature was meh.

I don't know, though, how successful Brodner's work here was as an implementation of an idea. It's a bit of a stretch to portray HRC as working-class Homer and Obama as a fussy Marge.

Speaking of naked politicians, I remember reading Doug Marlette's In Your Face: A Cartoonist at Work, where he reminisces about drawing Nixon's face in a very ribald way (the man had very suggestive jowls and nose). Editorial cartooning can be powerful stuff.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 4:12 AM on February 8, 2008

Christ, what an asshole.
posted by Eideteker at 5:37 AM on February 8, 2008

His style reminds me of Bill Plympton's. I think Plympton is slightly raunchier and messed-up, though.
posted by not_on_display at 1:17 PM on February 8, 2008

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