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New Yorker Cartoonist Shannon Wheeler Tackles Trump’s Tweets

The Eisner winner illustrates the 140-character president in an upcoming book.

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WHAT: Sh*t My President Says: The Illustrated Tweets of Donald J. Trump, arriving August from IDW-imprint Top Shelf Productions.

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WHO: Eisner Award-winning cartoonist Shannon Wheeler, based on a flippant suggestion from Comic Book Legal Defense Fund chief Charles Brownstein, who never thought Wheeler would take him seriously.

WHY WE CARE: Wheeler—a New Yorker, Mad, and Onion cartoonist, and God Is Disappointed in You co-creator—culled more than 30,000 Outrageously Orange tweets with the help of his followers for the most illustratable pearls. (He also got the blessing S— My Dad Says originator Justin Halpern for the title appropriation.) The resulting 120-page hardcover will feature more than 100 drawings covering topics ranging from misguided issues assessments to celebrity character assassination to conspiracy theories.

Wheeler hopes to infuse psychoanalysis into his satire. “I looked for tweets that give insight into who he is,” Wheeler told The Washington Post. “I’m not turning him into a caricature. A lot of people are doing that already. I’m trying to understand him and the image he has of himself.”

About the author

Susan Karlin, based in Los Angeles, is a regular contributor to Fast Company, where she covers space science, autonomous vehicles, and the future of transportation. Karlin has reported for The New York Times, NPR, Scientific American, and Wired, among other outlets, from such locations as the Arctic and Antarctica, Israel and the West Bank, and Southeast Asia

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