CHRIS CHRISTIE: The 7 Most Eye-Catching Cartoons

Gov. Chris Christie is suddenly the “golden boy.”

No, no, not among the GOP officials seeking a leading candidate for president — we mean among the political cartoonists seeking a leading candidate for satire.

This week, of course, the New Jersey guv’s post-debate star has risen by not officially running for the White House. Which excites at least a few editorial artists who, frankly, say they’re a bit tired of drawing perfect hair. Some contenders are simply more fun to caricature, so some cartoonists await Christie’s rumpled bearing with bated brushes.

Here are this week’s Seven New Eye-Catching Chris Christie cartoons. Comic Riffs comes not to endorse any one candidate, but rather to support the joy of caricature. To wit:

NEXT MEDIA ANIMATION.

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The Taiwan-based animators get to mash up two of their favorite satiric subjects: Chris Christie and “Jersey Shore.”

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MIKE LUCKOVICH:


(MIKE LUCKOVICH/Atlanta Journal Constitution)

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NATE BEELER:


(NATE BEELER/Washington Examiner)

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ROB TORNOE:


(ROB TORNOE/Press of Atlantic City / Cagle.com)

If you’re drawing for a New Jersey paper, as Tornoe is, you’ve had a head start on honing your “Christie” humor. Tornoe’s already out of the gate with good form.

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(JOHN DARKOW/Columbia (Mo.) Daily Tribune / Cagle.com)

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JIMMY MARGULIES:


(JIMMY MARGULIES/The Record (N.J.) / Cagle.com)

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STEVE BENSON:


(STEVE BENSON/Arizona Republic)

Will some cartoonists offend by drawing Christie as XXL? Absolutely. But the ever-brutal Benson is an especially jarring case because he’s using Christie’s girth as his entire ad corpus metaphor.

From Nast forward, cartoon politics ain’t for the weak of heart — or eyeball.

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Writer/artist/visual storyteller Michael Cavna is creator of the "Comic Riffs" column and graphic-novel reviewer for The Post's Book World. He relishes sharp-eyed satire in most any form.

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