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The art of politics: Biographical comic books feature the first lady, Hillary Clinton and other female politicians

Published 03/22/2009, Sun Sentinel

Inspired by First Lady Michelle Obama’s role as an iconic and influential woman, a Weston, Fla., artist has drawn her as an upcoming comic book’s cover star. Vinnie Tartamella, a freelance illustrator, is the lead cover artist for “Female Force,” a series of four biographical comic books featuring Obama, Hillary Clinton, Caroline Kennedy and Sarah Palin. Tartamella, 28, expects the Obama issue — debuting in comic book stores nationwide in April — will join the national craze for Obama-themed merchandise.

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