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.
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.
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.
I thought this Phelps cartoon was charming …
I’m rooting for Michael Phelps to get it together and come back. He’s good for cartoonists.