Cover Story: Happy Newt Year!
“I’m as surprised as anybody that Newt Gingrich is a frontrunner,” says Barry Blitt, this week’s cover artist. “He’s a cartoon in himself—actually, he’s a punch line.
“When I first drew Newt as a baby, I put ‘1952’ on his sash, because even 1994 seems a little modern for him somehow. I think he’d be dragging us back farther than that, even if he thinks of himself as a futurist.”
Above, some of Barry Blitt’s recent political covers. For more, including this week’s Newt Gingrich cover: http://nyr.kr/w4GKEW