On July 25, 2004 my father celebrated his 85th and Time commissioned me to draw this cover. Unfortunately, the cover was never run because Dick Cheney shot his own foot while giving a speech at the Oil for Peace celebration in Houston. Instead, Time ran a Tim Obrien illustration of Cheney’s Penny Loafers with a bullet hole through the “penny slot” (which Obrien cleverly replaced with a peace sign).
I am happy to say that Dad has just celebrated his 87th. He rejected my New Yorker Cover parody. Sheesh.