Talented, funny, and smart. Thank you Barry Blitt, sometimes your art is just what we need.
— From Blitt
"One of the great political cartoonists of our time." --David Remnick
A gorgeous, hilarious, and provocative compendium of the award-winning artist's illustrations for The New Yorker
, The New York Times
, Vanity Fair,
Barry Blitt's cartoons have been lampooning American politics and culture for decades. His iconic New Yorker
covers are defining images for our times, earning him adoration from critics and fans and piles of hate mail from everyone else.
This lavish full-color collection showcases more than a quarter century of Blitt's work: his wry and provocative New Yorker
covers, from the Obama fist bump heard round the world, to George W. Bush's drowning cabinet, to the myriad (and counting) misadventures of Donald Trump; Blitt's long-running collaboration with Frank Rich on The New York Times
op-ed page; and his work for Vanity Fair
, Entertainment Weekly
, and others. Blitt also shares his private sketchbooks, drafts, and uproarious rejected illustrations, offering readers an illuminating view into his creative process.
Featuring the author's hand-scrawled annotations and self-deprecating witticisms, more than one hundred never-before-seen sketches and drafts, and essays from Blitt's collaborators and peers, including Frank Rich, Francoise Mouly, and Steve Brodner, Blitt
is a visual delight and a rollicking trip into the mind of an utterly original artist.