Recently, a bunch of law-school themed comic strips created by none other than the new Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence have been posted online. The pages were drawn back when Pence was still in college and show that he was quite talented as a comic book writer.
Donald Trump’s right hand man attended Indiana University’s Robert H. McKinney School of Law back in the 1980s. However, it looks like Pence decided to change the direction of his career some time after his graduation.
He did spend some good years as a private practice lawyer, but, in the end, he realized that maybe law wasn’t for him and so he landed a gig at a right-wing think tank. Later on, Pence also managed to eventually make it into politics and look where we are now.
Even though Mike Pence has been in the spotlight lately because of his controversial stances in politics as well as for being associated with the new President of the United States, Donald Trump, not many people know about the artistic side of the politician who was quite the budding comic book artist in his college days.
According to art and culture blog Hyperallergic, Pence even landed a regular slot in his local school newspaper, Dictum.
In a series he titled ‘Law School Daze’, Pence brought forward all the trials and tribulations that law students can relate to.
Although it seems that his work was quite appreciated in school, many of his strips are not particularly funny and some are downright bizarre.
In one such doodle, Pence complained that some medical students were using their library and they would then be shown practicing on bodies in there.
In another strip, he decided to share some ‘wise’ words about parking with a first year.
One edition of ‘Law School Daze’ appears to take aim at “big” law firms who only want to employ “aggressive men.”
While in another sketch, Pence drew a weary looking law graduate with a diploma and briefcase in hand.
See the comic strips here: http://hyperallergic.com/339631/vice-president-elect-mike-pence-made-strange-comic-strips-while-in-law-school/