Webcomic Artists and the Obama Inauguration
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on January 20, 2009 - 09:52
So today’s the big Obama Inauguration Day, so I thought I’d take a look at what unusual things some of my webcomic-making compatriots and I are up to.
Chris Yates (reprographics) is auctioning off the third and final edition of his Obama-styled hand-crafted wooden art puzzles. The first debuted at Comic Con International this summer and sold instantly. The second was commissioned by the Manifest Hope Gallery (curated by Shepard Fairey, MoveOn.org, Moby among others) and auctioned for charity during the DNC in Denver. It’s starting at just a buck! Over on eBay.
I did a big Inauguration/MLK Day painting with Obama, Dr. King, Rosa Parks, Malcolm X, and others and then sold it to a group of about 80+ newspapers with a total circulation of like 7+ million. At least one paper ran it huge on their back page, as you can see in this glamour shot of me relaxing inside the dark mansion of forbidden love.
It says “Reaching the Dream” up in the upper right. You can see Thurgood Marshall right in the middle, Shirley Chisholm below him, and Jesse Jackson partially obscured by my kung fu grip.
Randy Milholland over at Something Positive is doing a series of strips about the inauguration. This is unusual because this is probably the most attention Randy’s ever given to politics. It brings a tear to my eye!
So there you have it. If you spot any other unusual Obama festivities from the world of webcomics, feel free to post them in comments.
And then continue to party.