Jan 27th, 2009
Yankee doodle dandy
It’s no secret that Obama is a comic book fan – but his mad skills as a mediocre doodler went virtually unnoticed until he donated a sketch to the nonprofit Neurofibromatosis, Inc‘s National Doodle Day.
The sketch, at left, features a pretty good representation of Dianne Feinstein and Ted Kennedy, as well as two men who – were this a police sketch – might be mistaken for Anderson Cooper and Alan Rickman. In the background we see some sort of official government seal (inspiration for the short-lived Obama seal?) as well as some… um, rainclouds? Which is to say that the new President shouldn’t quit his day job just yet. (The two in question are actually Senators Chuck Schumer and Harry Reid. What the rainclouds represent is, as is so often the case in art, open to subjective interpretation.)
Instead, he’s set up an Obama Doodle shop to help raise money for NF, Inc. So if you’re into unique Obama memorabilia and/or want to inspire a young child with marginal artistic skill toward a future in politicis, this may be just the thing for you.