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"Bill Clinton: My Life...cliff notes" CARTOON featuring Bill Clinton & his zipper
IowaPresidentialWatch.com ^ | 6/23/2004 | IPWGOP

Posted on 06/23/2004 6:26:19 PM PDT by IPWGOP

Yes, this will save you all the time of reading Bill's mega-page memoir...

It's Bill Clinton: My Life, cliff notes!

click here or on cartoon to super-size it!


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bill; book; cliff; clinton; many; memoir; mylife; notes; pages; too; zipper

1 posted on 06/23/2004 6:26:21 PM PDT by IPWGOP
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To: AgThorn; jigsaw; BlessedBeGod; Brad's Gramma; MEG33; kellynla; HuntsvilleTxVeteran; ...
cartoon ping
2 posted on 06/23/2004 6:27:15 PM PDT by IPWGOP (I'm Linda Eddy, and I approved this message... 'tooning the truth!)
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To: IPWGOP

I am screaming in fear.


3 posted on 06/23/2004 6:28:31 PM PDT by Angry Republican
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To: Angry Republican

HIDE THE WOMEN AND CHILDREN!!!!!


4 posted on 06/23/2004 6:35:08 PM PDT by IPWGOP (I'm Linda Eddy, and I approved this message... 'tooning the truth!)
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To: IPWGOP

http://slate.msn.com/id/2102786/?GT1=3584


5 posted on 06/23/2004 6:35:44 PM PDT by pookie18
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To: IPWGOP

Why is the zipper up?


6 posted on 06/23/2004 6:40:21 PM PDT by Lady Jag (Used to be sciencediet but found the solution)
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To: IPWGOP
How do you do this? By that, I mean what medium do you create these absolutely wonderful images with?

Oh, I still "hate" you for getting all this talent. It's not fair!

ooo <-- My drawing of Clinton. 3 pieces of dog poopie.

7 posted on 06/23/2004 6:44:31 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (Strategery - "W" plays poker with one hand and chess with the other.)
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To: Lady Jag
Why is the zipper up?

Perhaps, like Uri Geller, ol' Slick has learned how to un-zip by the power of his mind alone. Based upon the expression here, it looks like that's what he's attempting. OK it works on his partner's zippers as well, but can he undo the bra hooks?

8 posted on 06/23/2004 6:45:30 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you are reading this in English, thank a soldier.)
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To: pookie18

Seriously, this has to have been written by a middle schooler.


9 posted on 06/23/2004 6:50:44 PM PDT by sarasota
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To: Lady Jag

Why is the zipper up?

Because Hillary told him to zip it.


10 posted on 06/23/2004 6:50:51 PM PDT by taxesareforever
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To: pookie18

Hey, Pookie -- that Slate article is way kewl. I read the whole thing. Thanks!


11 posted on 06/23/2004 6:52:59 PM PDT by IPWGOP (I'm Linda Eddy, and I approved this message... 'tooning the truth!)
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To: IPWGOP

I thought that maybe you'd seen it earlier today on FR & possibly based your toon on it.


12 posted on 06/23/2004 6:55:43 PM PDT by pookie18
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To: isthisnickcool
Okay, I put together an article on how I do it, so here it is:

How I do the cartoons:

I use 2 programs -- PhotoShop 5.0 and a very simple "goo" program called "KaiGoo" (it came with the software for a very old printer I once used) 

I use PhotoShop to literally 'paint' the cartoons. Why? Because it most closely resembles painting on canvas with acrylics or oils. I used to paint portraits, so this is how I relate to digital art. I don't approach it as most do, meaning, I don't envision this as morphing an existing photo or slapping a head on another body, etc. I really use the PhotoShop program to paint. 

Okay, once in PhotoShop I create a new file for each cartoon. The size is 5" x 5", 150 dpi, RGB color format (that's just the size I can easily handle without it being too slow for my computer). 

Then I gather the components I will use and put each one on its own layer. DON'T MERGE THESE LAYERS!!! Each is a 'mini' painting in itself! 

Of course, the caricatures of the faces take the most time and effort to paint. PhotoShop has the best tools for this! I just love it!! It is worth the effort to really learn how to use these tools because it truly is just like painting.

   Swatches  (lots of ready-made colors to click on)

   Colors (where you can tweak the color swatch)

   Brushes (where you pick the size of brush and a hard or soft edge)

   Erase

   Burn/Dodge/Saturate/Desaturate

 

Now, within these tools are numerous settings. This is how you achieve a 'wash' effect -- by setting the % of the color. If you don't think the face or other art element is 'warm' or 'cool' enough, select the appropriate swatch and paint/brush over it with maybe a 5% 'wash' and it will change that.... just like real painting. It's all intuitive. You must study the face or whatever and determine what it needs... but, that's why we're artists, yes? 

It is as tedious as real painting. But I prefer it to painting on canvas because I can achieve my goal in a fraction of the time. AND I can manipulate these layers (size, rotation, flip, fade, etc) much more quickly than the hand sketching I had to do for the canvas work. To me it’s like the difference between walking and taking a jet! 

Which leads to the "how long does it take?" The average cartoon takes 8 to 10 hours. Some are quicker, some longer. It used to take me much longer, but sheer repetition has improved my speed.  

Once the cartoon layers are what I want, I take the face layer into the KaiGoo program. Why a goo program? Because goo programs don't blend the pixels together. Instead, they push them around and preserve them. PhotoShop mushes them together (blends them) so you really can't manipulate the expressions very well. However, the goo program is very frustrating and needs a very very subtle hand (mouse, I mean). A little goes a long way and it is completely intuitive to achieve the expression and maintain the integrity (look) of the person.

 Some people think there is a magic program that caricatures faces. There isn't. Nor is there a magic "plug-in". I don't hand draw and then scan in any artwork. I could, but it is too slow compared to just doing it on the computer. 

Well, once the face is 'gooed' I bring it back into the original 5" x 5" file and tweak it. This involves more layers of subtle shading paints and of course the shadowing and highlights. Those make the artwork really come to life. All of the elements of a good portrait are part of how I approach a caricature: color, lights vs darks, cools vs warmtones, and such.  

The last step: I 'flatten' the file and do a ‘SaveAs’ for a JPEG version, which I can then post on the web. Of course, I save the original file with all the layers. Sometimes I reuse components in other cartoons (like a hand or something).

If you can paint on canvas, you can paint with PhotoShop. It will feel like you have two left hands at first, but eventually it will take you less and less time to achieve what you want. I highly recommend it. The outcome will depend on your particular talent and style. No two artists render alike, yes?

 Linda Eddy


13 posted on 06/23/2004 6:57:27 PM PDT by IPWGOP (I'm Linda Eddy, and I approved this message... 'tooning the truth!)
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To: sarasota
Seriously, this has to have been written by a middle schooler.

Which one...My Life or the "condensed" version?

14 posted on 06/23/2004 6:58:13 PM PDT by pookie18
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To: COBOL2Java
Even yet, if he had mind control like that, it'd still be unzippering it.

Clinton had little or self control; getting what he could was his motive behind power. In his twisted mind he loved the idea of absolute corruption. Incredible.

15 posted on 06/23/2004 7:03:17 PM PDT by Lady Jag (Used to be sciencediet but found the solution)
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To: pookie18
I thought that maybe you'd seen it earlier today on FR & possibly based your toon on it.

Nope, I've had my eyes glued to the monitor all day doing this cartoon, and my website (we do daily political reports and I'm the webmaster who does that, too... but very little of the writing). I also designed a COSTUME of this cartoon today, so I've been out of the loop for a few hours.

Thanks for helping me catch up! :)

16 posted on 06/23/2004 7:09:20 PM PDT by IPWGOP (I'm Linda Eddy, and I approved this message... 'tooning the truth!)
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To: kristinn; RonDog

Oh man....!!!! LOL!! Follow the link in #16.


17 posted on 06/23/2004 7:11:22 PM PDT by Brad’s Gramma (God Bless America)
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To: IPWGOP

Guess this is where we find out that his administration wasn't the only thing that bent to the left.


18 posted on 06/23/2004 7:11:28 PM PDT by Dr.Deth
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19 posted on 06/23/2004 7:12:10 PM PDT by Jackie
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To: IPWGOP
I am not making any comment about that nose. Nope...not me...huh uh.
20 posted on 06/23/2004 7:12:49 PM PDT by Khurkris (Will the wind ever remember the names it has blown in the past, It whispers no this will be the last)
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To: taxesareforever

I'd like to tell him to zip it, too. Why everyone else doesn't want boggles the mind.


21 posted on 06/23/2004 7:14:15 PM PDT by Lady Jag (Used to be sciencediet but found the solution)
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To: IPWGOP
Thanks for helping me catch up! :)

Bush Country & not Heinz, I'm sure ;-)

Your toon, as usual, will be in tomorrow's group.

22 posted on 06/23/2004 7:14:32 PM PDT by pookie18
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To: Khurkris

BUT(t)....!


23 posted on 06/23/2004 7:25:15 PM PDT by IPWGOP (I'm Linda Eddy, and I approved this message... 'tooning the truth!)
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To: pookie18

Say, would you mind pinging me?


24 posted on 06/23/2004 7:25:53 PM PDT by IPWGOP (I'm Linda Eddy, and I approved this message... 'tooning the truth!)
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To: IPWGOP
Say, would you mind pinging me?

Sure...I actually thought you were in the list already...but no. I've already included several of your toons in past days.

25 posted on 06/23/2004 7:31:38 PM PDT by pookie18
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To: chadsworth; ladyinred

See #16!!! :-)


26 posted on 06/23/2004 7:32:38 PM PDT by Brad’s Gramma (God Bless America)
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To: pookie18

Thank you muchly


27 posted on 06/23/2004 7:35:45 PM PDT by IPWGOP (I'm Linda Eddy, and I approved this message... 'tooning the truth!)
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To: IPWGOP

.

NEVER FORGET


1995 = CLINTON refuses Sudan Offer to give us OSAMA

1996 = CLINTON refuses Sudan Offer to give us OSAMA

2000 = CLINTON refuses Sudan Offer to give us OSAMA


CLINTON = OSAMA = 9/11


NEVER FORGET

.


28 posted on 06/23/2004 8:03:11 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.LZXRAY.com)
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To: IPWGOP

bttt


29 posted on 06/23/2004 8:07:16 PM PDT by lainde (Heads up...We're coming and we've got tongue blades!!)
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To: Doctor Raoul; firebrand; RaceBannon; Exit148; kristinn; tgslTakoma; Angelwood; sauropod; ...
Click on the cartoon and check out the Bill Clinton: My Life, Cliff Notes costume. Great for those Slick Willie book signing FReeps!
30 posted on 06/23/2004 8:18:14 PM PDT by nutmeg (God bless President Ronald Reagan)
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To: IPWGOP

Check out this Slick Willie face warp site.

Quick Click

31 posted on 06/23/2004 8:46:05 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist ©®)
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To: pookie18

What do you call the toon thread? Saw it a couple of times but then missed it.


32 posted on 06/23/2004 8:52:47 PM PDT by Not now, Not ever! (john F'n kerry reminds me of a horse, I'm just not sure which end.)
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To: IPWGOP

Lets try this again...

http://www.joygreetings.com/billclinton.htm

I'll just post the URL. Slick willie Face Warp

33 posted on 06/23/2004 8:55:42 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist ©®)
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To: Chode
Oh man!!! FUN!

I had to bookmark it for more fun later. THANKS!!!

Here's the link once again for any who missed it

Bill face warp fun!

34 posted on 06/23/2004 9:00:11 PM PDT by IPWGOP (I'm Linda Eddy, and I approved this message... 'tooning the truth!)
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To: IPWGOP

It's what I'm here for! 8-)

35 posted on 06/23/2004 9:17:15 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist ©®)
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To: IPWGOP

Too bad there wasn't a simple way for us to all upload our best Warped Willie contest picture.

36 posted on 06/23/2004 9:25:13 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist ©®)
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To: IPWGOP

I did it. The creations that I did made me laugh uproariously!!!! that was lots of fun!!!!


37 posted on 06/23/2004 11:58:30 PM PDT by molitor (Go GOP 2004)
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To: Not now, Not ever!

Today's Toons (followed by the date)


38 posted on 06/24/2004 2:40:26 AM PDT by pookie18
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To: IPWGOP

the lead music should open and then you will see a life size photo of Clinton and then the rock song * THE WANDERER by Dion should be played at a high beat.

THE WANDERER
Dion

Oh well I'm the type of guy who will never settle down
Where pretty girls are well, you know that I'm around
I kiss 'em and I love'em 'cause to me they're all the same
I hug 'em and I squeeze 'em they don't even know my name
They call me the wanderer yeah the wanderer
I roam around around around...

Oh well there's Flo on my left and there's Mary on my right
And Janie is the girl with that I'll be with tonight
And when she asks me which one I love the best
I tear open my shirt I got Rosie on my chest
'Cause I'm the wanderer yeah the wanderer
I roam around around around...

Oh well I roam from town to town
I go through life without a care
'Til I'm as happy as a clown
With my two fists of iron and I'm going nowhere

I'm the type of guy that likes to roam around
I'm never in one place I roam from town to town
And when I find myself a-fallin' for some girl
I hop right into that car of mine and ride around the world
Yeah I'm the wanderer yeah the wanderer
I roam around around around...

Oh yeah I'm the type of guy that likes to roam around
I'm never in one place I roam from town to town
And when I find myself a-fallin' for some girl
I hop right into that car of mine and ride around the world
Yeah 'cause I'm a wanderer yeah a wanderer
I roam around around around...
'Cause I'm a wanderer yeah a wanderer
I roam around around around...

Note! Add Monica’ s name to the list


39 posted on 06/24/2004 3:28:57 PM PDT by Red Barr (BILL CLINTON THE WANDERER)
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To: IPWGOP

You have his nose down pat. It looks like a lopsided ass.


40 posted on 06/24/2004 3:32:00 PM PDT by HighWheeler (RATS hero is an impeached, dis-barred, lying, perjuring, cheating, lazy, cowardly sexual predator)
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To: IPWGOP

HUGE LOL!


41 posted on 06/24/2004 5:49:43 PM PDT by Pagey ((Hillary Rotten is a Smug and Holier- than- Thou- Socialist))
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