This week’s New Yorker cover pokes fun at Mayor Bloomberg’s proposed ban on super-sized sodas and other sugary drinks—and the surrounding media frenzy—with a pulpy cover showing two lovers caught in the act of Big Gulp-ing.
“When I heard about Bloomberg’s plan, on the national news, to make large sodas illegal, my mind immediately went to ‘Are people going to jail for this?’” the artist, Owen Smith, told the magazine’s Cover Stories blog.
We recently asked David Remnick, in a live chat, whether he’d considered running a gay-marriage-themed New Yorker cover after the state government’s decision in favor of marriage equality. “I would not be surprised if there was one in time for the first wave of weddings,” he told us, though the decision came down Read More
Turn Off The Dark
Julie Taymor’s web-slinging extravaganza Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark has encountered its
It should also be pointed out that the cartoonist, Barry Blitt, has had some experience drawing Spidey before. We knew this looked familiar.
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When cartoonist extraordinaire Barry Blitt last visited Wall Street, Lady Gaga had talked her way onto the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. In this week’s installment, Barry Blitt’s “Observed” series has returned to the business world, finally. Over at Goldman Sachs, where there are new rules about linguistic stylings, CEO Lloyd Read More
Over the past few weeks, close readers of the Observer‘s print edition may have noticed “Observed,” the new cartoon series from Barry Blitt. Mr. Blitt’s oeuvre includes some astoundingly good New Yorker covers, the weekly illustrations that accompany Frank Rich’s column, and the lovely Observer doodles he’s long done of its Read More
With its September 29th issue, The Nation offers its own spin on The New Yorker‘s "The Politics of Fear" cover by Barry Blitt.
Mr. Blitt’s cover, which ran in July, inspired a number of parodies. Now, The Nation revamped the image as "The Palin Trap," by Karen Caldicott (with cover design Read More
An expression of outrage is the highest compliment that politicians can bestow upon a satirist. So when spokesmen for Barack Obama and John McCain echo each other and many another stuffed shirt in complaining about the current cover of The New Yorker, the magazine’s editors and cartoonist Barry Blitt should accept such remarks in precisely Read More
There has apparently been a collapse of comic literacy in the United States of America, as the magazine-reading class in this city has deteriorated to the point at which it can no longer absorb a political cartoon. Barry Blitt’s assault on the bias and profiling leveled at Mr. and Mrs. Barack Obama, “The Politics of Read More
Slate’s Christopher Beam has something to get off his chest.
In a post last night, Mr. Beam, who writes the website’s ‘Trailhead’ blog, confessed that he may have accidentally set off the ridiculous Barack and Michelle Obama "terrorist fist-bump" meme that found its way into this week’s New Yorker‘s cover illustration by Read More