Now that Rep. Anthony Weiner has ‘fessed up today about his pervy form of social “networking,” Comic Riffs can say with certitude that editorial cartoonists are having a field day with the congressman’s underpants-flashing shenanigans.
Sure, the target might be like shooting kingfish in a barrel, but some satirists are hitting their marks with especial flair.
The blowdarts range from racy animations — the Taiwanese-based artists at Next Media Animation have fun with the congressman’s surname — to less-frontal approaches to the matter.
Here are some of the most eye-catching we’ve seen so far.
Nate Beeler pulls off a twin news-story mashup:
Mike Luckovich invokes “Family Circus” with “apologies to Jeff and Bil Keane.” (No word on whether the “Family Circus” cartoonists have accepted his apologies.).
Steve Breen also invokes the children:
Parodying the ol’ jingle, Michael Ramirez is among several cartoonists to make Oscar Wiener references:
Adam Zyglis follows the links: