Kick off your shoes and let your troubles drift away


Assorted concept sketches from “American Carnage”

I’m putting together an editorial zine covering the first 100 days of the Trump primacy with the working title “American Carnage.” Here are a few concept sketches, one of which I may leave as-is and just slap on the cover.

I’ll likely go with Trump consuming or snapping the neck of an eagle. I particularly like a gleeful Trump wearing some sort of voluminous robe and sporting lumpy, drooping jowls.

The Trump/centaur battling/coupling with an octopus is a wildcard. Even the working title is uncertain. It’s a good, grim phrase that may well describe our new president’s style of rule, but it might be overdone by the time we’re 100 days in.

I want to avoid anything that’s too on the nose, but that might be accomplished by the art itself anyway. Writing a critique of Trump that isn’t an overly conspicuous rant will also be difficult. His antics and attitude is just given to that kind of response.