"There's evil in the world.".George W. Bush
And lots of it.
The question is, just what does it look like? A politician? An ex-girlfriend?
Your landlord? Your boss?
Hanna Arendt said it was banal. The Red Sox think of the Yankees.
And in this hilarious, disturbing, quirky, and brilliant little book, noted
illustrators Nicholas Blechman and Christoph Niemann present a catalog of
their own misanthropic imaginings. The two met in 1997, when Blechman was
art director for the New York Times Op-ed Page and Niemann, now a frequent
contributor to the New Yorker, had just started working in New York City.
As their personal and professional friendship
began, they found themselves spending countless nights together in Brooklyn
bars, drawing up images.wry, comic, arch, painful.to represent the sex
affairs and political scandals, acts of terror and acts of war that were
the news.This professional work led to a personal passion, and so
the illustrators chose to draw a small series on rosier subjects like maps
and love. But as the world around them grew darker, they decided to explore
the other end of the emotional spectrum and devote themselves to evil.
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