This one was completed for a trade with my friend Inocente (she likes rabbits). If you watched the Oscars this year, you may recognize her as the subject of the Academy Award® winning documentary short, named for her.
I’ve been trying to draw more caricatures lately, so here’s another. You’ll recognize this one if you’re a 5by5 nerd like me. Don’t be creepy.
Credit: I used a photo by Bill Wadman as a reference for this illustration.
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This is my submission for the New Yorker’s 2013 Eustace Tilley Contest. The title is “Through Stormy Weather.” It’s inspired by the weather New York has suffered recently, and a it’s tribute to the way New Yorkers always seem to endure with a stiff upper lip, and a communal spirit.
The Republican party is imploding. It will not reemerge as anything viable unless it faces some hard truths, and unless it begins to adapt. But the idea of that necessary adaption is lost on many. Rush Limbaugh, for instance:
It’s being said once again that the Republicans have an outreach problem, that we don’t have Hispanics, we don’t have blacks, and we don’t have women…
It’s not an outreach problem. You’ll hear many right-wing pundits talk about their “need to appeal” to a wider range of voters. That’s like a drug dealer saying “We need to make heroin taste better to non-heroin users.” It’s not an outreach problem. It’s a core values problem.
Change is a motherfucker when you run from it. And right now, the conservative movement in America is fleeing from dramatic change that is certain and immutable. A man of color is president for the second time, and this happened despite a struggling economic climate and a national spirit of general discontent. He has been returned to office over the specific objections of the mass of white men. He has instead been re-elected by women, by people of color, by homosexuals, by people of varying religions or no religion whatsoever. Behold the New Jerusalem. Not that there’s anything wrong with being a white man, of course. There’s nothing wrong with being anything. That’s the point.
Homophobia, bigotry, misogyny, religious dogma, greed . . . sometimes the democratic process has a way of shutting that whole thing down.