Roberto Parada Channels Hitchcock and More for Mother Jones

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This piece for Mother Jones entitled What’s the Matter with Sam Brownback? is a melange of homage, if that is really a phrase. An article on the beleaguered Conservative Governor of Kansas channels Hitchcock’s iconic image from the film North by Northwest, a touch of Grant Wood, torch wielding villagers from Frankenstein and the Thomas Franks book What’s the Matter With Kansas?. Given all that it’s still pure Roberto Parada.

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Author:Mark Kaufman

Mark Kaufman is a partner at Vivitiv, an issue oriented design firm providing creative services for organizations involved in housing, technology issues, education, the environment, and the arts. His illustrations have appeared in The New York Times, The Progressive, National Lampoon, The Stranger, and The Oxford American. Mr. Kaufman writes and draws the comic strips American Affairs Desk and I Drew This Thing. Mark is Vice President Communications, ICON9 The Illustration Conference and is an editor at Illustration Age. Mark Kaufman's Illustration Site ///// Vivitiv Issue Oriented Design

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5 Comments on “Roberto Parada Channels Hitchcock and More for Mother Jones”

  1. October 16, 2014 at 4:34 am #

    Another beautiful work !

  2. johnison1969
    December 10, 2014 at 1:24 pm #

    illustration with a heavy use of photographic reference were they have virtually copied the photo is not the best illustration

    • January 5, 2015 at 1:59 pm #

      I see your point, but I don’t recall any flaming pitchforks in NXNW. It is as I mentioned, an homage. In this case i believe concept is king, not necessarily illustrative chops.

      P.S. Sorry for the late reply

  3. johnison1969
    June 6, 2015 at 1:03 pm #

    Hi Mark, I am also sorry for the late reply, I am new to wordpress so still getting used to it. I apologise for my negative comment, I had too many whiskies that night so I am sorry , I dont want ever to dismiss another artist. personally if it succeeds in selling the message its good illustration.

    • June 8, 2015 at 1:35 pm #

      Hey John,

      I’m going to have to disagree with you again. Comments after drinking whiskey is the BEST way to do it. No worries. I for one don’t mind “negative” comments. It adds something to any conversation and I firmly dislike commentary that is “all positive, all the time”. Thanks for weighing in.

      Cheers, (Raises tumblr of Jameson)

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