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obama-joker-001Firas Alkhateeb, 20, says he made the image this past winter and didn’t intend to make a political statement

The creator of an iconic anti-Obama image is no angry conservative frustrated at corporate bailouts and healthcare reform, but a student from the president’s hometown who favoured an even more liberal presidential candidate.

The work depicting Barack Obama as Batman’s archenemy the Joker, which appeared on street posters, T-shirts and bumper stickers across the country this summer, was fashioned on a lark by a bored Palestinian-American on break from university.

Firas Alkhateeb, 20, is far from one of the red-faced protesters who have shouted down Democratic politicians at constituent meetings, nor is he a smug young conservative standing against his Obama-enthralled peers. Read More

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Written by dnnnewshound

August 18, 2009 at 5:18 pm

Posted in Art