Barry Blitt’s Other New Yorker Covers
There’s been quite the hub-bub over artist Barry Blitt’s recent New Yorker cover featuring presidential candidate Barack Obama dressed in traditional Muslim garb and surrounded by various jingo-tastic symbols in the Oval Office, and you can catch up on some of the debate via ComicMix Editor-in-Chief Mike Gold’s recent column, "We Will Think For You."
However, ComicMix reader Simon Owens recently posted a pair of past New Yorker covers created by Blitt that might be of interest to anyone following this story, too.
In all the news coverage over the controversial New Yorker cover depicting the Obamas as terrorist extremists, I haven’t seen many mentions of other works by Barry Blitt, the artist of that cover. Two of his covers last year — which I’m posting below — were among the best the magazine has featured in years.
This first one had every political cartoonist in America smacking his head, saying, “Why didn’t I think of that?”
Thanks for the tip, Simon!