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Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 10/24/2008

Painting Sarah Palin in a Comic Light

By Michael Cavna

Comic-book artists have already portrayed the candidate as Sarah Palin the Book-Burner. Now they'll depict the veep candidate as Sarah Palin the Positive Female Force.

TALES FROM THE CRYPT: Palin portrayed as a flaming censor. (Papercutz)Enlarge Comic

Comic Riffs reported several weeks back that "Tales From the Crypt" was releasing an issue that depicts Palin on the cover as a hockey stick-wielding advocate for censorship. This week brings news that Bluewater Productions has decided to make Palin the next subject of its "Female Force" bio-comic books.

"No matter what happens in this election, people will still be talking about Sarah Palin -- she is indeed a female force!" says the comic-book company. (Bluewater) Enlarge Comic

One catch: The publication won't hit shelves till February. No matter, says Bluewater. Win, lose or "Florida" draw, she's already made her mark on history.

"Governor Palin is a phenomenon," says Bluewater honcho Darren Davis. "Her historic nomination has helped shape the national debate of arguably the most important presidential election in over 75 years."

Bluewater has readied two endings for print, depending on the election outcome.

As a comic-book series, "Female Force" says it profiles influential women in an "even-handed" light, including Hillary Clinton.

Given that criteria, no word on whether a Tina Fey profile is in the works.

SPEAKING OF CANDIDATES IN THE CARTOONS: You voted last week on which cartoon character had the right stuff to make the best commander-in-chief. Today, based on your balloting, we whittle the field down to the Elite Eight, in advance of next week's runoff. As they used to say in Chi-town: Vote early -- and vote often.

By Michael Cavna  | October 24, 2008; 11:00 AM ET
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Uncle Duke rules....

Formerly JkR and trying to change my posting name...

Posted by: Late2Bass | October 24, 2008 11:13 AM | Report abuse

Pogo all the way. Just think of the savings we could make in the Defense budget, if instead of deploying new weapons systems and attacking other countries we all agreed simply to play possum.

"In the land of the blind the one-eyed man is King, but in the land of the insane the half-wit is hanged."
- Walt Kelly, "Pogo"

Posted by: seismic-2 | October 24, 2008 4:36 PM | Report abuse

Uncle Duke is the only one that would want the job.

Posted by: yellojkt | October 25, 2008 8:29 AM | Report abuse

Uncle Duke's a tad old. I had to go with Calvin even if he is a tad under 35.

Posted by: ArlingtonGay | October 25, 2008 9:45 AM | Report abuse

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