Archive for November, 2008

Democratic Forces

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

It’s been two weeks since Election Day in the United States, but the excitement hasn’t died down one bit. Bluewater Productions didn’t waste time, announcing an addition to their Female Force line—a biography of future First Lady Michelle Obama.

“Mrs. Obama is a dynamic force and one of the most influential women in the world,” said Bluewater Productions President Darren G. Davis. “Her potential influence on future policy decisions makes her a fascinating figure to feature.”

 “In creating an image of our new first lady, Michelle Obama, it was my goal to represent her class, beauty and intelligence,” said artist Vinnie Tartamella. “I hope I reflected these qualities and characteristics in this historical piece. I’m truly honored to have been asked to create this.”

I wonder when Mr. Tartamella was commissioned to do the cover—probably before the election, which makes me wonder if this artwork would have ever seen the light of day had Barack Obama lost. Would they even produce a comic about Michelle at all? Given that Hillary is getting one despite losing the primaries months ago, and Sarah Palin’s was announced weeks ago, it’s likely Michelle Obama still would have gotten a comic, sans White House.

In other political news, Sean Tevis lost his bid for Kansas State Representative, 48% to 52%. No wrap-up comic has been produced yet, though he did mention the possibility of a sequel.