June 24, 2017
Art, politics, angels, demons . . . and righteous dogs.

Kerry Unbound

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The Middle East has to take creative moves for peace . . . and survival. The National Journal this week explores the new Kerry. Thomas Friedman today lays out the case for Kerry bringing Bibi and Abbas along. Not bloody likely, but, as Chomsky said, never discount “occult forces” in history. There will those, and this might just be one.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/29/opinion/friedman-why-kerry-is-scary.html

Roll My Breeches to My Knees

RIP Pete. He believed in us. And was the best of us.

It Ain’t Over ‘Till the Fat Man Sings

“Bridgegate” isn’t just about a mistake that some bureaucrat made in New Jersey. It’s about Chris Christie’s using the city of Ft. Lee and surrounding towns as hostages in a political game. It’s a kind of political terrorism.  And don’t think people were unhurt. Many were. As their stories  come out, so too will be those of the people surrounding the Big Boss. And like all Big Bosses he will have to come clean. If he had from the beginning, this, and he, wouldn’t smell so bad. Here’s my take for The Nation, coming out today. First the sketches:

Bulldog

Godfather

O the Humanity

Sopranos

Guillotine

Humpty Dumpty

Humpty Dumpty and the Great Grey Bridge was the winner. After a number of email exchanges with the great art director Robert Best, all compositional issues were resolved.

On your newsstand soon.

Thanks to Robert, Roane Carey and Katrina vanden Heuvel for being typically wonderful.

Drive safely!

Christie Nation Cover with layout700

Advice

So wonderful meeting with Jeff Burgess and students from Capilano University in Vancouver. A brighter and nicer bunch you couldn’t hope to meet.

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Of course I was as helpful as possible.  When they asked if there was any advice I could offer to young artists starting out I stated the obvious.

 

Capilano students two

 

“It’s all in the footware.”

This,  of course, was to demonstrate that I was not chained by the ankles to my drawing table.

It was great to meet y’all. The real truth about working in the graphic arts is to embrace hard work in the pursuit of saying true things.  And be grateful for your mistakes; nothing is wasted.

And oh yeah, try to make it while never having to leave Vancouver!!

FACE OFF, 2013!

 

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Angus King

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Miley

 

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Anne Jarvis

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Ballmer

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Georges Clemenceau

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Booker

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Dick Devos

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Francis Lewis

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Madonna

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Mitchell Palmer

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Paul

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Tortoise

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McDonough

 

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Power

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Muslim, Kenyan Pope

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Stuyvesant

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Raimondo

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Selfie 2014

What’s that? Oh, distracted for a minute.  I’ll be right back.

 

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