Edel Rodriguez, an artist whose brutal depictions of Donald Trump have graced recent covers of Time and Germany’s Der Spiegel. Rodriguez emigrated to the U.S. from Cuba as a 9-year-old political refugee; he’s since become one of the world’s leading magazine illustrators.
Rodriguez’s two Time covers, rolled out as Trump’s presidential campaign seemed to be tail-spinning out of control, portrayed Trump melting into a drippy puddle, like the Wicked Witch of the West. Then, of course, Trump won. In one Der Spiegel cover published just days after the Nov. 8 election, Trump’s head is depicted as a fiery hurtling sun about to devour Planet Earth. That one was outdone by their latest cover: Trump triumphantly holding aloft the Statue of Liberty’s decapitated head.