Presidential Doodlers

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6118892

Reagan supposedly considered a career as a cartoonist before turning to politics. His drawings are as puffy & trite as his public persona, proving that he chose the right profession.

Make sure you check out the gallery: Ulysses S. Grant can really draw a horse. Herbert Hoover’s geometric scribblings are fascinating. LBJ’s three-headed monster is disturbing.

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About joshcomix
Brooklyn-based cartoonist specializing in nonfiction comics about topics like Hurricane Katrina, the media, travel, and finance.

9 Responses to Presidential Doodlers

  1. iconotrast says:

    You listen to NPR too! Ha.

  2. I like Hoover’s one best. And agreed, i’m glad Reagan was a politician instead.

    • 4_eyez says:

      well, to me it’s a toss-up. obviously, the cartooning world suffered no great loss for Reagan not pursuing it. but IMHO, the world world suffered a great deal for Reagan pursuing politics!
      maybe he should have just stuck to acting…

  3. Anonymous says:

    lbj’s really is disturbing.
    that man who drew that had the power to launch nukes.
    kind of makes you wonder what our current president doodles….

  4. dlasky says:

    LBJ = brilliant outsider artist.
    Who knew?

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