FEBRUARY 27, 2007
Yesterday, Roberto Parada posted an article about his terrific cover for Texas Monthly, which featured several essays on the legacy of George Bush. TJ Tucker, art director at TM, also commissioned Steve Brodner, Cristoph Niemann, Ralph Steadman, Mark Ulriksen, Joe Morse, and myself to do portraits of W. to accompany those essays. Mine is above, and here's an excerpt from the text by Robert Caro that inspired it:
".....I am unable as of now to escape the feeling that George Bush has done what is, for a president, a very dangerous thing. He has surrounded himself with people who have the same way of looking at the world as he does. He has surrounded himself with people who tell him only what he wants to hear."
The sketches I sent TJ
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