Sunday, January 31, 2010

Political Death

A comic illustration of the "death" of President Obama's "good ideas". Relating to the current events in the U.S. governments political power struggle. the artist caricatures the death of elephants with a sign post marking the elephant graveyard and an armadillos death being run over by a truck. Sargent shows Obama(who is identifiable by his thin body, ears, and haircut) bringing plans for his "good ideas" to the door of the senate, which is seen as a medieval dungeon door. This is a comical way to present the idea that the senate is a place where "good ideas" die. The artist doesn't make a villain of any political party, but criticises a entire senate.

David Halstead

1 comment:

  1. I think the artist makes Obama look Grotesque, and almost powerless. Granted the man is skinny with big ears but in the comic his neck is so skinny his head should fall down. His legs are also extremely tiny, making him look like a beggar child. I am not sure if I agree with you that the artist is completely staying neutral. It is a funny comic though and understandable due to recent events.