Thursday, February 19, 2009

Own a Piece of History

Forget about those commemorative coins, plates, clocks, and golf tees, here's my commemorative sketch of the first thirty days of Barack Obama's presidency, drawn only once, ripped from my sketchbook five minutes ago, and available for the last time, because after this the artist's hand will be smashed beyond recognition with a ball peen hammer. (Ow! Not really)

For the first time, YOU have a chance to win a piece of history. This original commemorative sketch will be given away free in a drawing to be held on Tuesday, Feb 24! It's not the greatest likeness ever, don't look at it too closely, but for free it's better than a sharp stick in the eye!

Enter the drawing by simply leaving an interesting comment after this post. Do it before before Midnight, Monday, February 23. Note: You must be a registered fan of Troubletown Comics on Facebook or of Troubletown on Networked Blogs to win! (It only takes a second to sign up.) The winner will be announced Tuesday, February 24.

Good luck!


Blogger Melanie said...

I'm writing this on behalf of the blank wall in front of me, to the right of my monitor. This poor wall gives me long, unflinching, blank stares, day after day, hour after hour. It would like some character. Due to the long, quiet hours I spend with this wall, it and I have become quite in tune with each other. It tells me it would love nothing more than to sport an original, commemorative sketch by my friend Lloyd Dangle. Amazingly, you happen to have just the thing that would look so amazing in a frame on said wall. Help a sister and her wall. Plz, thx. ;)


9:14 PM  
Blogger J. Lemon said...

I still say he'd look better in a pant suit.

9:28 PM  
Anonymous john hersey said...

an endeavor counterpoised here with the administration's horizontal cooperation between small-scale institutions at the subnational level, perhaps all the better to maintain local and international differences

9:45 PM  
Blogger botanize said...

Do you have to be present to win? Is that interesting enough of a comment? Personally, I think I'm off to a great start. Eat my dust!

12:21 AM  
Blogger Gentle Jones said...

when i first saw the signpost i thought it said "secret future for children --->" and i was like "YES!"

you've made a neat page here.

now lloyd, perhaps its "not the greatest likeness ever" as you say, but its pretty dang good.

so please put down the ballpeen hammer. we need more dangle.

william ferrell

6:07 AM  
Anonymous Warren said...

How do we know this is not the start of some nefarious marketing scheme whereby we start getting "Obama's First Cousin Once Removed On His Mom's Side Birthday", "Anniversary of Obama's First Completed Free Throw", "Celebration of Obama Graduating First Grade", etc., etc. hooks to read your pithy, skewering, humorous barbs and to maybe, MAYBE actually fork over real money for your intellectual property? Don't you know that because its on the Internets (yes, all of them..), its free? I am on to your plan....

8:25 AM  
Blogger Lloyd Dangle said...

You don't need to be present to win. It's the internet, so I don't even know where present would be. My house? And, yes, after I saw the commemorative plates with special wall-plate-holder all for the low price of $19.99, I figured I had to start commemorating things.

8:29 AM  
Blogger Rebecca Bush said...

This would go great next to my "Yes We Did" sticker on my cat tree. Thanks for all your drawings, Lloyd-- you make me laugh. Plus we attended U of M art school at the same time, unless there are two drawing Lloyd Dangles in this world. So I should win!!!!

9:10 AM  
Blogger Steve Lafler said...

Obama is a good man, hell doesn't that make your job a lot harder????
Of course, the Republicans (and many dems) are still the scum licking weasels that we've come to love so much, so you will have plenty of targets.
You better hope I don't win the drawing, postage to Oaxaca is outrageous!

9:39 AM  
Blogger Madeleine said...

that's me holding the placard of HOPE, right? don't want to be no sucka, but it is taking effort after so long in da bush. LEAD us outta da bush, Mr. Bama!!!

9:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's an idea for your next Facebook update:
"___ wants everyone to go into a car dealer, ask to test drive their electric cars and then ask them to call you when they get one in."


10:08 AM  
OpenID wertzateria said...

I like: the Berkeleyites in tie-dyed stretch pants following him, and the "whoosh" lines coming from his pressed dress shirt. That shirt is moving *fast*!

10:10 AM  
Blogger MariNaomi said...

I would like a piece of history for my wall! It's much classier than the gold-plated Obama beefcake pin-up commemorative plate we've been considering.

10:19 AM  
Blogger jackimac said...

I like that the woman behind Obama is wearing Zubaz.

11:08 AM  
Anonymous Brian O'Connell said...

Well this is a darn sight better than the commemorative plates that were advertised on TV for Obama's Historical Election on Nov 5th before all the votes were officially counted. They always list the Electoral Votes but they had to put this long disclaimer because of all the states that were not official yet. Tschotskies Über Alles... plus if I win I promise not to hang it in the bathroom or some obscure corner of my studio.

11:12 AM  
Anonymous Peter Hannan said...

A toothpick is the object most often choked on by Americans!

11:50 AM  
OpenID ecm-sketches said...

Mmmm mmm, good! That's a fresh piece of history and I want it!

Thanks for letting me play. :-)

12:57 PM  
Anonymous Dianne G said...

Hope my comments make me the luckiest girl ...and win
roll the dice

1:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

those ears are positively Presidential!

7:49 PM  
Blogger kabochagirl said...

Now THIS gives me that rosy, hopeful feeling I voted for, dammit. UN-like that recent Mad Magazine cover showing our Nation’s 44th sweating and chain-smoking, seizing up over his desk in the Oval Office. That’s just plain undermining! We all know the man inherited a major S-storm, but can’t we just bask in the love a little longer? No, this is the kind of thing I like to see.

Not wild about hippies tho. What’s that hippie wearing, a peace sign? Just a gentle suggestion IMHO: maybe something in between the tree-huggers and the wing-nuts. Maybe some coastal elites for balance.

Also like Obama as Moses (Troubletown ‘09 Calendar). By all accounts, Moses wasn’t a good-looking fellow like Obama, but still a fine analogy. And the image of us as a bunch of fickle, cantankerous Israelites is apt too. But still, with good cause for hope. Always hope. Now that’s the sort of thing I like to see.

8:15 PM  
Blogger LeslieR said...

2.5 Random Reasons Leslie Carol Roberts should "win:"
1) Been fan of this artist since his early days with The Gargoyle in Ann Arbor. Loyalty points = priceless.
2) Believe woman carrying sign in cartoon looks a great deal like "me" -- particularly the nose.
.5) Never win anything -- well, one "safety" poster contest in second grade, came in third place, got $5 gift certificate to Doktor's Pet Shop and bought a gerbil, which I named "Patty Lynn." Also came in second in national essay contest, with my essay The Entire Earth and Sky. (Now a book, which you can see at
Fingers crossed!

11:27 AM  
Anonymous cartoongoddess said...

Do people in Berzerkley really dress like that? I think Agent M and I need to come out there with our sketchbooks.

7:15 PM  
Blogger Henry Chamberlain said...

I love the "we're not blue, we're not red" rhetoric. It was sort of cool how it inspired Poppy Bush to wear that purple scarf during the inauguration. I also love how Poppy Bush is depicted ever ready and willing to give Dubya an ass whipping in Oliver Stone's masterwork, "W".

10:03 AM  
Blogger A J Cowitt said...

you greedy bastard. why should anyone pay you to smoke pot and draw cartoons all day? oh, wait. wrong post. sorry.

11:47 AM  
OpenID t4toby said...

I think a few landmines scattered about labeled 'State secrets' and 'Afghanistan' and such should be scattered about with Hope-y hippies stepping on them and being blown to smithereens would have been a little more accurate, but I am a howling loon from the Far Left.

1:02 PM  
Anonymous Eric Predoehl said...

The woman walking behind Obama is carrying a giant Etch-A-Sketch of her idol.

The hypocritical man criticizing Obama's wardrobe is stuck in the clouds, ignoring reality, while his short boyfriend tries out some Larry Craig moves. (No, it's not what you think it is)

Obama's head seems larger-than-life, in danger of dislocating itself from the rest of the body, but remarkably stays attached and focused.

.. and so far, no cigarettes can be seen, putting a big kaboosh to the first 100 minutes predicted by MAD magazine.

12:01 PM  
Blogger Lloyd Dangle said...

Hey Friends! AJ Cowitt of San Ramon wins this week's Obama commemorative sketch! Thanks for playing. We'll do it again real soon!

12:08 PM  
Blogger Lloyd Dangle said...

...And thanks for all the yuckable comments!

12:10 PM  

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