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Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 11/ 5/2008

The Political Cartoon: Your Obama-Beats-McCain Caption HERE.

By Michael Cavna

Here and now, let Comic Riffs state for the record that we enjoy MIKE LANE's political cartoons in the Baltimore Sun, and that this recent cartoon -- McCain peering through the mouth of Obama -- caught our eye.

In the teeth of the competition. (Baltimore Sun) Enlarge Comic

'Riffs is also very aware, however, that post-election cartoons can suddenly take on an extra power. Which is why we invite readers to provide a "morning-after" caption for this editorial cartoon in the Comments field. Caption entries will be accepted until noon Friday.


When Comic Riffs recently interviewed alt-cartoonist TED RALL, he mentioned that he and animator David Essman were working on a new political animation called "Death Cab for Sarah Palin." Now, the finished product is in:

DEPT. OF NO REGRETS: After 'Riffs interviewed BERKELEY BREATHED about the end of "Opus," I came across the satiric book "Goodnight, Bush" and immediately thought: I'd enjoy the heck out of drawing an Opus farewell titled "Goodnight, Bloom," in which Opus and the old gang are pictured in the cozy green room of the children's book. (I even toyed with surrogate verse, such as: "And Lola and Dallas and a pol who's a lush / And an anxiety closet whispering hush.") At some point, though, I thought the whole venture would DIS-honor Berkeley's great characters more than honor them, so I stashed my scribblings in a drawer, never to be seen again...

...So imagine my surprise this week when I clicked on Breathed's farewell panel and saw THIS.

Upon reflection, indeed my published "Goodnight, Bloom" would have been just wrong. Thank goodness, on occasion, I still listen to my cartooning instincts.

By Michael Cavna  | November 5, 2008; 11:00 AM ET
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He'll not go a Rovin' no more.

Posted by: jimbo1949 | November 5, 2008 2:50 PM | Report abuse

Can I divorce my "Trophy Political Wife Now?"

Posted by: ilsanjo | November 5, 2008 2:52 PM | Report abuse

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