by Clay Bennett/Chattanooga Times Free Press/WPWG 2018

AS IF GAZING at a Magic Eye puzzle or gold-dress meme, observers are viewing the current political races and seeing different colors.

From Ohio — where the special election is too close to call — to Virginia, from California and Washington out to Texas and Kansas, the congressional midterms will eventually answer the season’s unceasing question: How blue is your wave?

After Tuesday, some right-leaning cartoonists see that wave as nothing but a spin cycle, while even some left-leaning cartoonists view the Democrats as having their own potentially problematic divisions.

Here’s how some artists are painting divergent takes on a “blue wave”:

Nate Beeler (Columbus Dispatch):

by Nate Beeler/Columbus Dispatch/ 2018

Rick McKee (Augusta Chronicle):

by Rick McKee/Augusta Chronicle/ 2018

Signe Wilkinson (

by Signe Wilkinson/ 2018

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