America: Elect!

Obama comics, iPhone pepper spray, the Hulkmobile and more in our weekly look at the web

Following the re-election of US President Barack Obama, The Guardian sums up politics from across the pond in this web-based graphic novel. Scrolling down the page animates the short version of the past 12 arduous campaign months full of party pandering, Internet memes and political gaffes.

TJ Brand Snowboard Design

Obama comics, iPhone pepper spray, the Hulkmobile and more in our weekly look at the web

Looking to the past for inspiration, Tokyo-based TJ Brand shapes snowboards with split tails, pointed noses and a 3D convex base for quick turning. A short film from Transworld Snowboarding explores the guiding design tenets, which follow surf culture and focus on fluid boards that provide an energy-efficient ride.

Masturbation Collaboration

Obama comics, iPhone pepper spray, the Hulkmobile and more in our weekly look at the web

Specializing in sex toys, Tokyo based TENGA is creatively enhancing a male masturbation aid they call Deep Throat by partnering with celebrated brands like Opening Ceremony and Married to the Mob on the design of the skin. These clever collaborations make Deep Throat a surprisingly unique gift and will be available 1 December 2012 for $10.