The teeny tiny illustration community is coming to the defense of Barry Blitt for his controversial New Yorker Cover that just came out. Being a member of this community, allow me to jump into the fray. I know Barry Blitt. He was actually my thesis advisor at the School of Visual Arts. He's a heck of a good illustrator and a very funny guy. I've looked around on the blogs and it seems that some fellow illustrators feel that the great unwashed masses are too stupid to understand the brilliance of this image. That this is satire in its purest form. I would love to hear from anyone out there who might be reading this. Opinions?
One thing I will say is that I hope Barry doesn't have too hard a time as a result of this. At worst, it's a joke that didn't work. Comedy is hard! Write in. I want to know your opinions.