I sometimes leave the office late, and when I go home I often catch a little of Coast to Coast AM on the radio. Some days ago they had a man on talking about Russia and the KGB and Vladimir Putin. I think Putin is spooky. Not only because he’s pressing a nuclear advantage while our President is trying to dismantle our nuclear capabilities, not only because he shares a first name with Vladimir Lenin, and Vlad the Impaler, but also and perhaps most importantly because he looks like a high school chemistry teacher. People with heavy lidded eyes are always a little scary (Consider Ethan on Season One of Lost). They disarm you with their sleepy look, and then when you’re not looking they nuke/and or strangle you and steal your baby.
Anyway, I did this picture of Mr. Putin today, and although I could spend some more time on it, I decided that it’s time to call it a day, get in my car, turn on the radio, and listen to people talk about conspiracy theories and ghosts.
EDIT: I also thought it might be worthwhile to appropriate this post for Illustration Friday’s “Shaky” topic, because I feel Putin makes the prospect of nuclear peace shaky.