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April 4, 2017

Go, Read: Interview With Barry Blitt About Covering President Donald Trump


I thought this a fairly substantive interview with the to my memory not-very-talkative-in-general Barry Blitt, focused primarily on his New Yorker covers featuring Donald Trump. Blitt's covers haven't been making the news the way his fist-bump Obamas cover did -- the times are too weird to stop and consider the satire as it's being flung about -- but some of them have an element of grace and calm in their laceration that I have yet to find in reliable way with any of our newspaper cartoonists. I also like the hints around some of the difficulties of engaging with Hillary Clinton, and how you can work a cover away from one idea and into another, or have to drop it entirely.
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