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Obama and the Big Green Car

Another busy Spectator week! I was commissioned to draw both the UK and Australian covers - both due on the same day... Eeek! So after a VERY late night, I present President Obama for the UK edition (The only brief I received was the headline: "No He Can't"), below: President Barrack Obama's 2012 Election run "No He Can't" for The Spectator UK and Australia by and © Anton Emdin 2012.  All Rights Reserved.

It was kinda sad to draw this. I'm not entrenched in US politics, but it seems like Obama was never really able to satisfy his voters - or perhaps his Presidency was so over-hyped that his term has been an anti-climax. Whatever the details, here we have Obama limping away on his donkey. Please click for a closer view.

And for the Australian Edition I illustrated Derek Parker's article on Labor's doomed alliance with The Greens, below. Again, please click for a closer view...

'Labor's Big Green Car' illustration for The Spectator Australia by and © Anton Emdin 2012.  All Rights Reserved.

After seeing the UK cover on the US Election, the Australian Editor decided to use that as the cover, too - and the Big Green Car art was used inside the magazine instead.

Update: Needed to make a revision to the Obama art - the article was more focussed on Mitt Romney than originally thought, so I was asked to add his face to one of the vultures. Below is the published cover with the revised art - available now in the UK and Australian Editions.

President Barrack Obama's 2012 Election run "No He Can't" for The Spectator UK and Australia by and © Anton Emdin 2012. All Rights Reserved.

As usual, The Spectator is available from all good newsagents, and as an app from iTunes.

Thanks for looking - I'm off to get some sleep now!

 

Cheers, Anton