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February 28, 2008

FPL blackout

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The Holy Grail on any given day, at least for me, is to combine two or more seemingly unrelated topics that happen to be at the forefront of readers' minds. This was one of those days. FPL and insurance companies are two institutions we all love to hate.

POSTED IN: Florida Issues (258)

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February 27, 2008

Barack Obama: Turban renewal

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Barack Obama isn't exactly the gift of caricature to editorial cartoonists that John Kerry was, but he is still interesting to draw. His face is angular, and he has those distinctive well-defined eyebrows that almost look like he uses eyebrow pencil on them.

I drew this before the losses in Texas and Ohio, and at the time, he still looked like he could take anything thrown at him and flip it to his advantage, like political jiujitsu.

POSTED IN: 2008 Presidential Campaign (79), Barack Obama (172)

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About the author
Chan LoweCHAN LOWE has been the Sun Sentinel’s first and only editorial cartoonist for the past twenty-six years. Before that, he worked as cartoonist and writer for the Oklahoma City Times and the Shawnee (OK) News-Star.

Chan went to school in New York City, Los Angeles, and the U.K., and graduated from Williams College in 1975 with a degree in Art History. He also spent a year at Stanford University as a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow.

His work has won numerous awards, including the Green Eyeshade Award and the National Press Foundation Berryman Award. He has also been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. His cartoons have won multiple first-place awards in all of the Florida state journalism contests, and The Lowe-Down blog, which he began in 2008, has won writing awards from the Florida Press Club and the Society of Professional Journalists.
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