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”
“A bomb at a marathon, right at the finish line of a festive occasion—it seemed almost like a mixed metaphor, incongruous and absurd,” Eric Drooker, the artist behind the cover, said in a statement on the magazine’s site. “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.