Last week, the Washington Post ran:
The amazing adventures of Tariff Man!
by Ellis Rosen
Washington Post (December 9): Outlook 2
online at https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2018/outlook/amp-stories/the-amazing-adventures-of-tariff-man/
Today, the NY Times ran their version:
Tariff Man: An Origin Story
Illustrations by Paul Hoppe
The New York Times (December 13 2018
online at https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/12/12/business/economy/tariff-man-origin-story.html
AFAIK, neither is by a regular comic strip artist either.
Is it something in the water?