Monday, February 16, 2009
Happy Presidents' Day
Admittedly, in my house, this is no contest. These two estimable nineteenth-century minds shared a birthday in 1809, and between them they made the world a very different place. My personal fondness is sort of obviously with the scientist who utterly altered the way we understand the natural world and the power of unguided processes to generate order over long periods of time, but I'm still pretty impressed with our sixteenth American president.
To wit, it's worth noting that the recently evicted malfeasant isn't the only president to have appeared in a Satisfactory Comics production. (Lincoln is in that book several times, in fact.)
Indeed, my "fun" drawing of Lincoln has appeared in more than one of our publications.
In honor of Abraham Lincoln's two hundredth birthday, here's a color version of that panel, in which he takes to the waters and risks electrocution for the sake of our nation's unity.
Moreover, if you feel like some Lincoln linkin', here's Chris Sims's latest nomination for Greatest Comic Book of All Time.