July 14, 2014
Art, politics, angels, demons . . . and righteous dogs.

Late and Latest

Politics, like rust, never rests, although drawing politics is very restful to me. Here’s the result of some very serene hours in my studio. Also find below some gift-art for really wonderful people (who are especially wonderful for forgiving these).

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George II of the Game of Bushes

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George I

Jeb Head600
Jeb the Younger

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Newsweek, back and beautiful.

Jeb Baffler Final600

Jeb for The Baffler.

Tina 600

Tina Brown for Politico Magazine,

Barry Diller HEAD600

and her pal Barry Diller.

Obama Head from Cover

New portraits for my presidents project. Obama here,

TR Head600

TR,

Lincoln HEAD600

Abe,

FDR cover HEAD600

FDR,

Truman 600

HST,

FDR pencil 600

FDR again.

Dennis600

Speaking of presidents, Dennis Dittrich is in his last term as president of the Society of Illustrators. Always a warm, nurturing presence, at the SI or the classroom. And a friend for over 20 years.  Your humble artist was asked to render Dennis (so to speak) for the next annual.

DeBlasio Brodner Observer HEAD600

Bill deBlasio for The NY Observer,

Sharpton 600

For another NY Observer cover, my old pal, Al Sharpton.

Ward HEAD600

Peter Ward,

Farina 600

Carly Fiorina,

Chirlane HEAD600

Chirlane McCray.

Sussman Head600

 Some Democratic donors: S. Donald Sussman,

Mostyns Heads600

Steve Mostyn,Saban Heads600

Haim Saban,Steyer Heads600

Tom Steyer (oiy).

Freud HEAD600

Freud and friends do a selfie for The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Osborn 600

Ozzy Osbourne, Washington Post.

Drescher HEAD600

Fran Drescher as a kid, for Tablet.

Hoover HEAD600

JEH for Tablet

Tony Podesta 600

Tony Podesta
Heather Podesta600

and his lovely wife, Heather, for The Washimgtonian.

Podestas Final600

Messinger 600

Rockefeller heir, Democratic donor Alida Messinger.

Dick Fuld HEAD600

Dick Fuld

Glenn Head 600

Another gift piece, asked by the NY Philharmonic to paint Glenn Dicterow, retiring concert master, with music directors he has played with over the years:

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Kurt Mazur,

Mehta600

Zubin Mehta,

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and the current MD, Alan Gilbert.

New York PhilharmonicHe took it very well. A lovely man who makes beautiful music.

Maleficent 600

For a summer movies story, written and drawn by me, for The Hollywood Reporter.

Kerry Scream HEAD600

John Kerry for The National Journal

Woody HEAD600

Woody, for an Oscars article, written and drawn by me, for The Los Angeles Tmes.

Navasky HEAD600

The legendary editor Victor Navasky for The Nation Wine Club, with

Eleanor Roosevelt 600

Eleanor Roosevelt,

Molly600

Molly Ivins,

Baldwin HEAD600

James Baldwin

Ricketts Head600

Democratic Donor and Cubs owner Laura Ricketts

Thomas head600

The always lovely Helen Thomas, Politico Magazine,Brokaw 600

The lovely Tom Brokaw. The Washington Post.Ryan Card600

Another gift piece, Ryan Sit, a brilliant young fellow, now on his way to Google.

Christie car600

A Jersey scofflaw. Fortune magazine.

Hillary NSA600

Hillary, armed and dangerous.

Reagan Rooster600

Reagan, as I’ve always seen him. A showboating gas-bag most fowl.

Improve on “Redskins”? That’s Easy.

In today’s Washington Post: my top picks for a new name for the Redskins. What’s yours? Online here.

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Renaming the Redskins

In Sunday’s Washington Post! My six picks for a name that better reflects the Beltway Real.

See all 6 HERE.Gippers

Summer Movies!

Here are the top movies of the summer (with their original casts!)

From The Hollywood Reporter.

How to Train Your Dragon HEAD  600

How to Train Your Dragon II

Young viking (Adam Silver) discovers it’s not so easy to train his dragon (Donald Sterling).

 

Maleficent 600

Maleficent

Vindictive troll (The Sultan Of Brunei) is insulted by the local townspeople (Sherry Lansing, Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg).

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Jersey Boys

Chris Christie and friends go out to practice tunes but end up becoming a major public nuisance.

 

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Godzilla

Comcast CEO Brian Roberts takes a culinary tour of major media establishments.

 

Bob Newman’s portrait goes to . . .

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So honored to be a part of the Bob Newman auction and grateful to Mr. Doug Kahn of Malibu CA, who gets this original of the Great Bob, for whom we wish every great thing in the world. Thanks all.