Political cartoonist Daryl Cagle, in the (Midland, TX) Lone Star Iconoclast on “How to Draw President George W. Bush:”

Another cartoon characteristic that has grown from years of drawing President Bush are his eyes, two little dots, close together, topped by raised, quizzical eyebrows. The close, dotted eyes are an interesting universal phenomenon, shared by almost every cartoonist, that doesn’t relate to the president’s actual features. Over time, most cartoonists will draw a character with eyes that grow larger, but President Bush’s eyes shrink, while his ears grow. There may be a political message in that, but I can’t figure it out.
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Liz Cox Barrett is a writer at CJR.