Obama & Co. as Figures of Fun: Leading Cartoonist Portrays Over 150 of the World's Best-Known Personalities

    SOLOTHURN, Switzerland, May 13 /CNW/ - Picture is available via EPA
(European Pressphoto Agency) and can be downloaded free of charge at:

    (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090513/347153)

    Over 150 spitting-image portrait caricatures of leading international
politicians, celebrities and stars are available at nicocartoon.com. A picture
of former US President George W. Bush is just one example. The portraits are
the work of internationally renowned Swiss star cartoonist Nico.
    At http://www.nicocartoon.com, Nico has posted 150 portraits of household
names from the worlds of politics, culture, commerce, art, music, show
business and sport, which can be downloaded for a fee. The site features a
galaxy of personalities, including US President Barack Obama, German
Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Pope Benedict XVI,
Hillary Clinton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Madonna, Tom Cruise, Roger Federer and
many more.
    Nico on his webshop: "Media can appreciably increase the attractiveness
of their publications by adding a high-quality caricature. Why use the same
celebrity press photos repeatedly? In our portrait gallery, you can
effortlessly download selected caricatures and pay only EUR 300 for a one-off

    About Nico

    The Swiss star cartoonist has been poking fun at world events for over 40
years. During this period, he has created more than 28,000 caricatures. For 37
years, Nico plied his trade with the leading Swiss dailies Tages-Anzeiger and
Blick. He also worked for Swiss television for a number of years, and has
published his caricatures in internationally renowned media such as the German
magazine Stern. Nico has received several culture prizes and awards, and is
now well known far beyond Switzerland's borders.
    Internet: http://www.nicocartoon.com

    Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090513/347153

For further information:

For further information: Contact: Nico, Tel.: +41-32-621-19-15, Fax:

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