A big thanks to Tim Luddy at Mother Jones for choosing me to do this month's cover and interior art for a story on Glenn Beck. I knew who Beck was of course, but I had never spent any time really paying attention to him. To get into the right frame of mind I had his show on while I worked on this, and I gotta say, it was not pleasant. He's pretty much doing a run of the mill televangelist act in the political talk theater, so score points for breaking new ground. I guess I'm just not his target audience. I prefer Jon Stewart's imitation of him.
The story is about how Beck shills for a company that practices a bait and switch method of selling gold. You call to buy what they're advertising and they direct you to a larger quantity of lesser value product. The term "Douche Chills" is what comes to mind.
The spread inside. I liked the way he's dispensing coins....
This is as tight as I got with the figures down below. I like just letting them appear as they come....
This was a last minute spot. It's addressing how Beck's advertisers are getting out of Dodge....
This was fun job - right up my alley. I love politics and the chance to have some fun with meatheads like Beck.
Mark FisherJune 23, 2010
What a hoot that golden calf is!
Kyle T WebsterJune 23, 2010
Funny portrait of a class 'A' moron (to quote Liz Lemon). I love the coins dropping out of the poop shoot. Nice job, Dale.
Victor JuhaszJune 23, 2010
Shit, Dale, this is fantastic. Last minute spot? You're scaring me. Great drawings, great paintings. Terrific representation of that douchebag.
Alex BainJune 23, 2010
LOVE the depiction of the Progressive spokeswoman!
Tim OBrienJune 23, 2010
Congrats on the cover Dale. I hate this huckster with a passion.
Looking at the assignment, the part that I look at and can appreciate is that last minute spot. Likenesses, with altered expressions? Oofah!
harryJune 23, 2010
The calf is great. Did Beck weep while you were watching? He does that.
Ellen WeinsteinJune 23, 2010
Congratulations, Dale. That's great!!
Steve WacksmanJune 24, 2010
Fantastic work, Dale! I'm amazed at the fact that a 'quick spot' contains several likenesses and such complexity.
Richard DownsJune 24, 2010
Great job, Dale. That Progressive girl is so funny! congrats.
Christoph HitzJune 24, 2010
Golden and creepy, nice work.
Zina SaundersJune 29, 2010
Saw this on the newsstand yesterday and recognized your work instantly, Dale! Congrats!