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Editorial Cartoonist Eric Devericks shares cartoons, sketches and a healthy dose of sarcasm.

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September 15, 2008 1:14 PM

Biden Says Hillary Would Have Been Better VP Pick

Posted by Eric Devericks

While reading out in the blogosphere this morning, I came across some discussions about comments that Joe Biden made. According to the buzz Joe said that Hillary would have made a better VP pick than him. He has a history of not know when to shut his mouth, so I thought this might actually be something. I went out and found the video (embedded below) and I don't see what the big deal is. Looks to me like Biden is just using a little self deprecating humor and trying to recognize that there are still a lot of democrats out there that would rather see Hillary as there candidate. What do you think? Did Obama make a mistake by picking Biden? Would he be better off with Hillary on the ticket? I'm not so sure.

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September 12, 2008 1:44 PM

Obama Follows the Kerry Script

Posted by Eric Devericks

Do any of you see history repeating itself the way I do? For a month now the Obama campaign has been under attack and on the defensive. McCain has taken the initiative and the momentum and it seems to me is running both campaigns. As a result, the only Obama you see on the news every night isn't his trademark soaring oratory, it's him responding to the latest attack. To top things off, when the Obama campaign does muster the strength for an attack they focus on Sarah Palin.

Now, this morning I wake up to these headlines and a cartoon is born.

"Obama Campaign Vows Aggressive Response to GOP Attacks" - The Washington Post


"Obama's Tone Sharpens As Party Frets" - The New York Times

For a so called "change" election, looks like the campaigns are repeating the 2004 script. In case you forgot, let me remind you. It's the script where the Republicans start racheting up their attacks, they get sharper, more frequent and effective. Meanwhile, the Democrats vow a more aggressive response but get stuck on the defensive and never mount any significant counter. Remember that? Who wins and who loses depends on your perspective, but if things keep repeating themselves the way they have, I can tell you who the president will be.


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September 12, 2008 11:05 AM

Drawing The Candidates Video

Posted by Eric Devericks

Over the years, many people have asked questions about the process of drawing a cartoon. Earlier this week, I sat down with a video camera over my shoulder and did some caricatures of John McCain and Barack Obama to give you a peek into the process. In the future, we'll be capturing the entire process of doing a cartoon from idea to publication, stay tuned.

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September 11, 2008 3:11 PM

WaMu Whoo hoo!

Posted by Eric Devericks


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September 8, 2008 2:55 PM

Campaign 2008 Cartoon Gallery

Posted by Eric Devericks

We're in the final two months until the presidential election and things are really starting to get good. But, before we go any farther, I wanted to take a minute and look back. I just finished looking over my election cartoons from the past year and we decided to put them together in a gallery. Here is is...check it out.

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September 5, 2008 2:40 PM

GOP Convention Success

Posted by Eric Devericks


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September 4, 2008 4:47 PM

Take It Or Leave It

Posted by Eric Devericks


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September 2, 2008 4:12 PM

Rubber and Glue

Posted by Eric Devericks


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Update: The McCain campaign just released this ad contrasting Gov. Palin's experience with Sen. Obama. One of the reasons I think this pick works is that every time the Democrats tell you Palin doesn't have the experience to be VP, it's a reminder that Obama doesn't have any more experience than she does. In my opinion it's similar to Obama going to the beach as he has done a number of times now. Seeing him swimming and walking on the beach with his shirt off looking fit reminds voters that McCain is old.

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