February 23, 2018
Art, politics, angels, demons . . . and righteous dogs.

If Looks Could Kill

For those who saw my Facebook post about the eyes I drew the other day, here’s the rest of him. Yep, it’s the Uncaped Cruzader himself. For a new cover for The Nation. For a wonderful piece by RICK PERLSTEIN on the Tea Party and how far back the Paranoid Style in American Politics goes. Spoiler alert: it goes WAAAAY Back. Left to right: Jesse Helms, Ronald Reagan, Grover Norquist, Newt Gingrich, Barry Goldwater, Tailgunner Joe McCarthy.

Thanks to designer Robert Best who is making this magazine sing as never before, Roane Carey, Katrina vanden Heuvel, editors.

Cruz head

Here’s my first sketch:

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Final sketch:

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The cover out today:

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And this just in: a FOX meltdown over the piece.

The always delightful Greta Van Susteren going off on it.  Oh, Foxnewsbabe I love you don’t do this to me!  Upset apparently, that we see Ted next to Joe. They’re just enjoying a little Lipton moment!  C’mon.

The fun here is that while she and friends below can’t stand the connection with McCarthy, they, simultaneously say that we need another on like him!!!  So what’s wrong with Ted?  He already looks just like him.  An embarrassment of riches! Below is assistant Lisa tweeting away on this. Both of us having a high old time at the studio today. Thanks to Rick Perlstein.Screen Shot 2013-11-08 at 4.58.26 PM

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