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

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By Alexander C. Kaufman Comments

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.