Wednesday, 9 November 2016

The President-Elect


When Trump first appeared on the political stage, cartoonists everywhere delighted in the fact that he did not tick anything on the list of non-touchables. He was a white, middle-aged male and he could be drawn as outrageously as his actions.

Only, it was a sad enterprise. Or as Thomas Frank writes in the Guardian today: "There is a darkness about Trump that negates that sort of humor: a folly so bewildering, an incompetence so profound that no insult could plumb its depths".

Amen.

The present cartoon was drawn during his campaign. This is the temper we have ahead of us. The timing of Magnus Bard's humor has cutting precision. It is each time of the ouch kind.

The cartoons of Magnus Bard are at first sight as clear-cut as his ideas, but then tiny details emerge as in this case from a perspective of endlessness manifesting how this man turned out to be the president elect.



by Magnus Bard



The cartoon shown is courtesy of Magnus Bard and must not be reproduced without his permission.



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