If you’ve listened to the RELEVANT Podcast in the last couple of months, you’ve probably heard the running joke about the lost 1980s Saturday morning cartoon Obama & Me! starring a 9-year-old Cameron Strang with Sen. Obama as a superhero that only he sees. The gag went to another level when listener Matthew McDaniel sent us the “Amazing First Issue!” of the Obama & Me comic book. He sent us a physical comic bookâ€”complete with mid-1980s adsâ€”and buttons he “found at a flea market.” The detail of this thing is genius, and you can see it below.
But not to be outdone, our old friend Spencer Fruhling (creator of the legendary “America: Canada’s Jorts” poster) sent us a McCain & Me! comic book this week (eerily reminiscent of the McGhee & Me cartoon)! Unbelievable, guys. You’re legends.
Senator Obama & Me
By Matthew McDaniel
McCain & Me
By Spencer Fruhling