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The New Yorker Celebrates Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan’s ‘Bromance’ on This Week’s Cover

By / 08.27.12

As illustrator Barry Blitt explains in this blog post, the idea for the cover came about after seeing the two 

“For all the forced bonhomie you see in campaign-stop photos of these two, they look about as comfortable to me as an anxious father and his new, soon-to-be son-in-law,” Blitt says. While sketching, he went through many different ideas—a few of which ended up on this week’s cover, “Bromance.”



While we like to think a true bromance is not as forced as your typical father and son-in-law relationship, we do admit the image of a shirtless Ryan and Romney fixing a car together is pretty damn funny (if possibly taken from The Onion's Joe Biden coverage). Here are two more illustrations Blitt sketched before delivering the final cover: 

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