“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, and more. 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, Time, 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, Françoise Mouly, and Steve Brodner, Blitt is a visual delight and a rollicking trip into the mind of an utterly original artist.
About Barry Blitt
Barry Blitt is a cartoonist and illustrator. Since 1992, he has contributed illustrations and more than one hundred covers to The New Yorker, including “Deluged,” voted Cover of the Year by the American Society of Magazine Editors in 2006, and “The… More about Barry Blitt
Hardcover | $40.00
Published by Riverhead Books Oct 24, 2017| 176 Pages| 8-1/4 x 10-7/8| ISBN 9780399576669
“For nearly a generation now, Barry Blitt has been the sharpest and funniest political artist in the United States.” —David Remnick
“Blitt’s wry images twist stereotypes and tweak the zeitgeist. They jump from magazine covers headed for the recycling pile to become icons of satire that are welded to our collective memory and to the historical record.” —Matt Wuerker, Politico
“Indelible images from one of America’s leading political cartoonists. . . . A treasure trove for fans of the New Yorker, political satire, and graphic design.” —Kirkus (starred review)
“A singular artist.” —Frank Rich
“There can be no disputing that Blitt has earned a vaulted place in the pantheon of twenty-first-century political satirists.” —Steven Heller
“If Barry Blitt is anything, it’s brilliantly provocative.” —James Rainey, Los Angeles Times