Here’s The New Yorker’s Somber Boston Marathon Bombing Cover

By Alexander C. Kaufman Comment

Of course, The New Yorker’s cover this week is an artful ode to the Boston Marathon bombing. The issue is titled: “Shadow Over Boston.”

Eric Drooker, the artist behind the cover, explains that “a bomb at a marathon, right at the finish line of a festive occasion — it seemed almost like a mixed metaphor, incongruous and absurd. Those are just the things that flashed through my head as I started painting.”

Drooker is a Manhattan native and frequent cover artist for The New Yorker. His work has also appeared in The Nation, The Progressive and other left-wing magazines.