I also sent president Obama this very candid and personal letter.
At some point, the idea was to do something suggesting Republican operatives had been distributing a a documentary suggesting that Obama had been in the movie Ghost Dad, like that other thing that happened… But in hindsight, that seems really stupid, and the election’s over anyway. Either way, I still had this dumb little joke, finding some way to connect Obama’s book and that Bill Cosby movie, and I started thinking it would be more interesting to try to use that little kernel of an idea to go in a drastically different direction, and do something with very little to do with anything political, and just make something about human vulnerability. And how terrible Ghost Dad still is, in case you forgot. And also that I’m really bad at drawing Bill Cosby.
For your convenience, here is the entire series of Rick Perry faces, in a higher resolution form.
Please, please do not engage in, or encourage people to engage in littering the city of Austin with distorted, demeaning images of our state’s governor. Especially not in the week remaining between now and SxSW.
I am publicly disavowing any such action and am not culpable for anyone doing so.
So there I was, minding my own business, drinking an asston of coffee, when I suddenly remembered that I do not like Governor Rick Perry. And then I thought it would be really funny to try to decontextualize him by drawing crap on his face.
Sometimes he likes to get tarted up.
Rick Perry Can also be a blank canvas, on which we can paint our own hopes and desires.
Rick Perry is afraid he just blue himself.
Rick Perry sure hates mondays.
You’ve probably never even heard of him.
Rick Perry’s going to go burn down some stave churches.
This is a look that suits him surprisingly well.
Rick Perry’s on some Dark Carnival shit.
Is Governor Perry the key to ultimate slack?
Another surprisingly good look.
There’s actually probably a lot of similarities between these two men.
It would also be pretty cool if people were to take this template and make more varieties of Rick Perry.
Is it just me or does Rick Perry look kinda like Norm McDonald?
And here without the outline
Also, if you do anything to Rick’s face, please don’t give him Joker facepaint or make him even vaguely resemble the Shepherd Fairey Hope poster. Both are played out, boring and irritating.
While I certainly cannot and will not advocate graffiti, stickers are really easy to make, and so is wheat paste, and these images happen to have a nice thick black outline around them, making them even easier to cut out after printing, and it would be even funnier to make a bunch of stickers of those and put them all over Texas.
But vandalism is illegal and I certainly don’t support anyone doing anything illegal.
Also, here’s some directions on making wheat paste.