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Cartoonists Love Michael Phelps

I drew this cartoon of Michael Phelps during the 2008 Olympics.  The swimmers wore body suits then (which have since been banned) and I thought the body suits were funny.

Phelps seems to be having some troubles this time around, but it seemed to all the cartoonists that he swam like a dolphin in Beijing.

David Fitzsimmons / Arizona Daily Star

Mike Keefe / PoliticalCartoons.com

Many cartoonists drew Phelps sinking to the bottom of the pool under the weight of his gold medals.  Many more drew him as a super hero.

Pat Bagley / Salt Lake Tribune

J.D. Crowe / Mobile Press-Register

Soon after the olympics there was a little scandal about Phelps smoking marijuana – not something most people would care about, but cartoonists love to draw marijuana cartoons.

Frederick Deligne / France, PoliticalCartoons.com

Taylor Jones / PoliticalCartoons.com

I thought this Phelps cartoon was charming...

Joe Heller / Green Bay Press-Gazette

I’m rooting for Michael Phelps to get it together and come back.  He’s good for cartoonists.