David versus Goliath

David versus Goliath

Those who saw Bernie Sanders‘ 8 1/2 hour long speech on Friday explaining why the Obama/GOP tax cut “compromise” is bad will hopefully recognize my drawing of him, here.

Originally, I thought about drawing Sanders in the same pose as David from Michelangelo’s sculpture, but decided against it because I didn’t think people would recognize the reference on the pose alone, and drawing Sanders naked felt like it might cloud the message of the cartoon.

Instead, I went for a fairly nontraditional depiction of the parable which references this painting, which used to be attributed to Goya, but which has recently been recognized as probably being the work of somebody else. I hope “giant” + “small guy with slingshot” is enough to get the David and Goliath reference across, even in spite of any seemingly competing details.

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