Well, after all that election stuff I realized I do have a couple of old comics that vaguely mention some U.S. presidents... three, to be precise. Obama is in this first one. In this comic, I blame him, not for any political gaffes, but for helping to propagate the increasingly popular pronunciation of the word "the"! Actually, he's probably just caught up in this strange trend with everyone else. There are certainly other cases in which he's responsible for influencing the way people speak, though: for example, he often prefaces a comment with the common-sense directive, "Now, look." Now everybody else does this, too. I drew this in Vancouver in 2011.
Now, look (ha ha). This one's from a 1998 sketchbook. I was stuck in Germany and I had a lot of time to draw.
And these two pages are from 2003.
By the way, the lines quoted by Bob are attributed to Samuel Johnson.
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Some nice things people said about my work:
“If Breitkreuz and Foong [founders of the Calgary Comics & Entertainment Expo] represent the Type-A side of Calgary's self-publishing community, Hester may be the community's right brain.” – Tom Babin, FFWD Magazine
“…A strong graphic style similar to other autobiographically-inclined Canadian cartoonists like Chester Brown and Julie Doucet.” – Gilbert Bouchard, Edmonton Journal
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