Following the discharge of his Fantagraphics e-book with portraits of all 44 U.S. presidents, illustrator Drew Friedman brings his satirical, “warts-and-all” type to Ohio State College’s Mates of the Libraries Gallery at Billy Eire Cartoon Library & Museum. Along with his e-book illustrations, the exhibition additionally options his different presidential-themed works over time, just like the journal cowl above.
“[He] has employed his intensely life like, warts-and-all type of caricature to satirize superstar and authority for 4 many years,” the gallery says. “In his newest e-book from Fantagraphics Books, All of the Presidents, Friedman factors his pen on the unique membership of the US presidents. … Constructing on a centuries-old custom of cartoonists satirizing these in energy, Friedman’s influences embody Edward Sorel, Robert Grossman, Mort Drucker, David Levine, and extra.”