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Mother Jones

JUNE 23, 2010

A big thanks to Tim Luddy at Mother Jones for choosing me to do this month's cover and interior art for a story on Glenn Beck. I knew who Beck was of course, but I had never spent any time really paying attention to him. To get into the right frame of mind I had his show on while I worked on this, and I gotta say, it was not pleasant. He's pretty much doing a run of the mill televangelist act in the political talk theater, so score points for breaking new ground. I guess I'm just not his target audience. I prefer Jon Stewart's imitation of him.
The story is about how Beck shills for a company that practices a bait and switch method of selling gold. You call to buy what they're advertising and they direct you to a larger quantity of lesser value product. The term "Douche Chills" is what comes to mind.

The spread inside. I liked the way he's dispensing coins.

This is as tight as I got with the figures down below. I like just letting them appear as they come.

This was a last minute spot. It's addressing how Beck's advertisers are getting out of Dodge.

This was fun job - right up my alley. I love politics and the chance to have some fun with meatheads like Beck.
Thanks Tim!