on the front page, even:
Market interest has also helped small-time artists like Dan Lacey, of tiny Elko, Minn., a self-described disillusioned conservative who made a name for himself last year in the blogosphere with his inexplicably strange portraits of Senator John McCain and Gov. Sarah Palin depicted with pancakes stacked on top of their heads.
Lately, he has turned to Mr. Obama, cranking out both eBay-ready conventional portraits I hate to say this, but I can do ones like that in about an hour, he said and even stranger works that have tended toward portrayals of the 44th president naked on a unicorn, often performing gallant deeds like wrestling a bear on Wall Street or taking the controls of the US Airways flight that landed in the Hudson River.
Theres a consistent demand for Obama, both for things that are funny and also for the serious, sort of Aaron Shikler kinds of treatments, said Mr. Lacey, referring to the artist who painted well-known portraits of the Kennedy family.