Donkey in Disguise

serena malyon

This was an illustration done for class on an article about Stephen Colbert. Its about his over the top republican tv persona who actually has left wing values. What the men are smoking indicates their political tendencies- the cigar is a symbol for the stereotypical view of republicans as wealthy, and the joint is a symbol for the stereotypical view of democrats as hippies. Both wear red suits, but the one smoking the joint is showing his true liberal colours. The negative space between them creates a dollar sign, showing Colbert’s financial success as a result of his right wing persona.