Annals of phallicity: Carlos Danger at bay

The cover of the next New Yorker, with “Carlos Danger” by John Cuneo:

From the magazine’s website:

“With a topic like Anthony Weiner, how can you find anything broad or funny that he hasn’t already personally breached?” says John Cuneo, the artist who painted next week’s cover. He continues: “Free association made me think of the Empire State Building, and then King Kong, the iconic image of him straddling it. And then Weiner sexting, his head tilted and looking a certain way — I just stumbled upon the image as I was sketching. But all I could think about while working on this piece was, ‘Will Weiner still be in the race by the time it runs?’”

The penis-wielding Carlos Danger astride one of NYC’s iconic phallic symbols.

On Cuneo, from Wikipedia:

John Cuneo (born January 5, 1957) is an American illustrator, whose work has appeared in many major publications, including The New Yorker, Esquire, Sports Illustrated and The Atlantic Monthly.

And on his 2002 Fantagraphic book nEuROTIC, from the publisher’s description:

Like Emily Dickinson, master illustrator John Cuneo has spent years generating a huge oeuvre of work that has never been published anywhere. Unlike Ms. Dickinson, however, Cuneo’s consists of stacks and stacks of weird, perverse, erotic, hilarious, and disgusting images delineated in his sketchbooks. But make no mistake: these full-color sketchbook drawings are as lushly finished as his prize-winning illustration work for such magazines as Esquire (where he illustrates the sex column), Rolling Stone, Mother Jones, Entertainment Weekly, and The Atlantic…

2 Responses to “Annals of phallicity: Carlos Danger at bay”

  1. Ellen Says:

    Have you seen this special edition of Cake Wrecks?

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