“In all the rancor and madness of the past few weeks — hell, the past few years — it appears we’ve just lived through a nice moment,” Blitt told New Yorker art editor Françoise Mouly in a story on the magazine’s website.
“We spent two years hoping for a momentous shift on the midterm Election Day, but when Wednesday came, the hoped-for blue wave had failed to materialize,” Mouly tells The Washington Post’s Comic Riffs. “Artists sent dozens of sketches, each trying to capture a moment that was shifting ceaselessly.
“In the end,” she continues, “we went for Blitt’s witty drawing. It captures the one thing we all want to hold on to: The future is here, bringing fresh air in an oppressively stale room.”