In addition to our regular comic strips and panels, Universal Press Syndicate distributes editorial cartoons from some of the finest folks in the business, including Pulitzer Prize-winner Pat Oliphant.
During Mr. Oliphant's visit to our Kansas City office this week, he stopped to talk with a Kansas City Star reporter about the election of Barack Obama and the difficulty of lampooning a president he actually likes (something that hasn't happened since he first moved to America in 1964, he says).
Though "No Drama Obama" might not be an easy target as, say, Sarah Palin (whom he always depicted with bats flying around her head), a man of Oliphant's talents will certainly be able to come up with something amusing about the president-elect. In the meantime, those wishing to catch up on Oliphant's unflinching take on the Bush/Cheney years should hit up this excellent collection.
Oh, and Pat also graced a few of our office dry-erase boards with some sketches that are a bit saltier than what we usually send out to papers. But as much as I'd love to post them here, I'd probably get fired.