The Reader Cartoon Contest: Time to Vote for Obama or McCain
To the notion of election commentary by civilians, some highfalutin pundits would tell you: "Don't try this at home. Leave it to the professionals, thankyouverymuch." To which we would politely reply: Pshaw. Poppycock. And cork your piehole.
Comic Riffs takes a more egalitarian -- dare we say, "democratic"? -- approach to voicing your campaign critiques. So much so that 'Riffs recently invited folks to create their own electoral editorial artworks and enter them in our Reader Cartoon Contest. Deliver the cartoons -- and edgy opinions -- you did. (And the vast majority of the cartoons chose McCain and/or Palin as their satirical targets.)
'Riffs has culled the field to seven finalists, which are pictured here (at right and below). Between now and Election Day, you can vote for your favorite cartoon.
Your picks will account for half the voting. Also weighing in will be a ragtag team of political humorists. The winning cartoon will be published here next week.
So let the balloting begin. And already, we can declare one winner: The majority of the entries were created via the site BITSTRIPS.COM, which -- by providing certain images -- bills itself as the YouTube of post-it-yourself cartooning. It doesn't replace the true artist -- but it is a means to a satirical end.
| October 30, 2008; 11:00 AM ET
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