The hallowed office of the President of the United States of America: Commander-in-Chief, Leader of the Free World, host to and guest of international men (and women) of mystery – and, of course, immortalized forever in caricature form. Here are eight of my favorites.
Kruger’s amazing caricatures are masterful works of art, but his not-so-subtle detailing is what really makes his work stand out.
These were easy to find and difficult to choose, but my favorite was this sketch by Tonio on ToonPool.com.
Some of the best caricatures radically exaggerate already-exaggerated facial features, and Court Jones’ rendition of our 16th president is one of the most hilarious I’ve ever seen.
A true American hero with an oversized head and ears that could have given him an aerial view of Gettysburg.
Some caricatures are less about physical features and more about policy, as in this political cartoon featuring Jimmy Carter nearly 30 years after he left office.
It was said that JFK was difficult to caricature because he was handsome, unlike so many other presidents, and therefore had little in the way of facial flaws to exaggerate. I think MacPherson pulled it off quite nicely.
Herblock was one of the finest political cartoonists – ever – and this caricature of Richard Nixon is simultaneously humorous, poignant and scary.
The current Commander-in-Chief isn’t exempt from this list by any means – I love Anderson’s enthusiastic rendition of our president!