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Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 11/10/2008

Sketchbook: Building a Better Obama Caricature

By Michael Cavna

Our call to the nation's cartoonists went out last week: Now that Obama's won the election, it's time to raise their game when caricaturing the president-elect.

But such a call to arms -- or drawing hands -- has zilch-o cartoon cred unless we here at Comic Riffs pledge to do the same: Namely, improve our own illustrations of Obama.

Drawing closer to capturing a caricature. (Cavna)Enlarge Comic

Comic Riffs today dares to open our sketchbook as we attempt -- feature by feature -- to build a better Obama. Here, we offer a peek at our rough doodlings and raw noodlings.

Slowly and painstakingly, justice will -- literally -- be rendered.

It's time to break it down. Here's our approach to understanding Obama, line by telling line. Can we do it? Yes we can. Eventually...

By Michael Cavna  | November 10, 2008; 12:30 PM ET
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Someone's going to do an Obama that's just big ears and thin lips with nothing in between.

I really enjoy Toles' McCain. It looks like it was made from lumpy mashed potatoes and then you notice.... McCain sometimes looks like HE was made from lumpy mashed potatoes.

I think his problem was, he was trying to make people angry. Instead, he just made them hungry.

Posted by: f-squared | November 10, 2008 2:04 PM | Report abuse

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