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Barack Hussein Obama

3.49  ·  Rating Details  ·  77 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
What does it mean to live in America today? If you know there 's no right answer to that question, you ll want to read Barack Hussein Obama a book about you; about your country, your family, your president. Barack Hussein Obama is not a graphic novel. It 's neither a biography nor an experiment, but a whole, fully realized parallel America, a dada-esque, surrealistic satir ...more
Hardcover, 112 pages
Published October 10th 2012 by Fantagraphics (first published September 19th 2012)
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Sam Quixote
Apr 14, 2016 Sam Quixote rated it did not like it
Steven Weissman’s Barack Hussein Obama is a short collection of one page/four panel gag strips where “Obama”, “Joe Biden” “Hillary Clinton” and other political figures do mundane, stupid things for no reason - comedy, I guess?

One gag is Obama telling the reader how to make s’more ice cream sandwiches, another is him trying not to laugh at a foreign leader because he doesn’t understand what he’s saying. Wha… Then Joe Biden’s tucking him in at night. Hillary has an affair with Colonel Gaddafi. Lat
Jan 15, 2013 Jonathon rated it did not like it
Uh, I guess I dont get it. I see its surreal and Obama is a this purposely suppose to be a shitty pretentious hodgepodge of nonsense??.....Its like a shitty David Lynch movie with a giant bird ....whatever, I didnt like it.....and also the drawings were shitty.....Im not saying that this book should be burned cause that would be fascist and stuff, but what Im saying is that this book should be burned....Im just saying some books deserve to be burned, thats all......maybe the ...more
Ty Melgren
Dec 30, 2013 Ty Melgren rated it really liked it
Does everyone want to write a book about Obama? I know I do! Mine will be sort of like this, except short paragraphs instead of short comics. It'll be out in about four years. Some people will think my book is stupid, and those people will think this book is even more stupid, but I liked it quite a bit. Obama smokes joints with Biden, is turned into a parakeet, argues with God, is annoyed by his daughters, etc. There are funny parts and scary parts. It's political, if you think that simultaneous ...more
Matt Graupman
Dec 22, 2015 Matt Graupman rated it really liked it
I've read "Barack Hussein Obama" several times in the last few years and I could swear that the comics in the book keep changing; they're never the way I remember from previous readings. Honestly, Steve Weissman's surreal comics about the president are so insane that I'd be willing to believe that the panels reconfigure and rewrite themselves when I'm not reading them. This book is out there. Way out there.

Vice President Joe Biden gets his hand blown off and ponders how he'll ever jerk off again
Aug 23, 2015 Kitty rated it it was ok
I have little idea what this collection of surreal comics about the Obama presidency was going for. Sorta fun anyway?
Oct 17, 2013 Greg rated it did not like it
What the HECK was that? I was in the graphic novel section of the library and saw this and figured I might like it. I was wrong. I'm not sure I even understand what the point was. It doesn't strike me as satire (or at least not very good satire). There isn't very much resemblance to reality at all. I don't care for the art, I didn't find it humorous or thought-provoking. I understand it may be experimental but it just didn't speak to me and might have offended me a bit (I haven't decided yet but ...more
George Marshall
Jun 26, 2014 George Marshall rated it did not like it
I have never given one star before, but in this case I am sufficiently irritated by this book which seems to say nothing and is a puerile form of humour that involves portraying Obama Bidden etc as brainless frat guys- though, even as an English outsider, I suspect that there is a some kind of 'homeboy' joke that is potentially more offensive. However my major problem is this: when you have an extremely powerful and extraordinary person like Obama, loved and loathed in equal measure, with so man ...more
Brittany M.
Feb 11, 2014 Brittany M. rated it liked it
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The content was alright, but I loved the slightly sloppy, stolidly bizarro technique and execution.
entertained but also kinda confused...........
Sep 20, 2015 Noel rated it it was ok
What did I just read O_o
Apr 29, 2013 Jeremy rated it it was amazing
Some pretty hilarious gag strips about the fictitious life of the president. Joe Biden makes out pretty well here.
Andrés Santiago
Jun 30, 2013 Andrés Santiago rated it it was amazing
effing hilarious! you'll never see Hillary Clinton with the same eyes again... Highly recommended
Michael Stevens
Jan 23, 2013 Michael Stevens rated it it was amazing
pure gold. you are retarded if you don't laugh.
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