"Professional satirists are endowed with a perverse pleasure mechanism; we’re like bloodhounds who become elated at closing in on a body. And we provide, I think, a similar public service.”
This work won the prestigious Hamilton King Award, the highest honor granted annually by the Society of Illustrators in New York. It was commissioned for "The Curse of Dick Cheney," an article published by Rolling Stone in 2008. The illustration is derived in form from Renaissance German artist Albrecht Durer’s iconic Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, describing the day of Armageddon. The artist noted, "The piece was long desired by Jan Wenner, the publisher of Rolling Stone. He wanted to do the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse portraying Bush, Wolfowitz, Rumsfeld, and Cheney as each of the horsemen, with the latter appearing as the Grim Reaper. To my delight and great surprise, it won the award."