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Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 04/27/2009

Vote Now: Judging the World of Caricature

By Michael Cavna

By Wednesday, political cartoonists will have had their "first 100 days" to build their best Obama caricatures. The president's ears and smile have taken front-and-center in many caricatures so far, but some more critical cartoons have also aimed to depict him as overmatched or under-experienced --- sometimes depicting him as small relative to the size of world events, other times rendering him with such kidlike accoutrements as beanie caps.

But what about other world leaders? As Obama has traveled abroad more, cartoonists have set their sights anew on such cartoonland "baddies" as Venezuela's Hugo Chavez, Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and North Korea's Kim Jong-Il.

So who has drawn a foreign leaders most creatively and most bitingly satiric recently? Here are five that caught my eye -- now, the final vote is yours:



BY STEVE BENSON (Courtesy cagle.com)Enlarge Comic


BY STEVE BREEN (Courtesy cagle.com)Enlarge Comic


BY CAM CARDOW (Courtesy cagle.com)Enlarge Comic


BY FARES (Courtesy cagle.com)Enlarge Comic


BY JOHN SHERFFIUS (Courtesy cagle.com)Enlarge Comic



By Michael Cavna  | April 27, 2009; 11:30 AM ET
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Comments

Apropos of nothing, today Amos shows the world he's not as clueless as he appeared.

Posted by: filfeit | April 28, 2009 6:47 AM | Report abuse

Sherffius' piece isn't a caricature; it's a photograph, slightly altered in Photoshop. That doesn't make it a bad cartoon, but it doesn't belong in a post about caricatures.

Posted by: BarryDeutsch | April 28, 2009 4:56 PM | Report abuse

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