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Daniel Clowes draws Glenn Beck

Courtesy of the minty fresh new DanielClowes.com website comes this unused illustration of the notoriously lachrymose right-wing TV and radio host, whose nightly journey into madness can be seen on the Fox News Channel. Wilson and Mister Wonderful author Clowes was commissioned to draw the portrait for a New York Times Magazine profile on Beck when it seemed he wouldn’t be willing to sit for a photograph, but apparently cooler heads prevailed and/or Beck found a break in his busy schedule of rooting for the massacre of unarmed Arab protesters, and an agreement with the dreaded liberal media behemoth was reached after all. Oh well, the Times‘ loss is our gain. Get the full story of the illo, and lots more besides, at DanielClowes.com.

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Good illustration.

BTW, Glenn Beck has never called for the massacre of anyone. He’s trying to prevent massacre by warning of worldwide troublespots. The only ones actually calling for violence are the left-wing radicals. You obviously don’t watch his show.

Funny how his “madness” is so often proven true.

One comment in and it’s already awesome.

Glad you like it.

I don’t care for FNC or Beck but is Robot 6 MSNBC now?

“..whose nightly journey into madness can be seen on the Fox News Channel.”

Nice slanted unnecessary jab.

Oh shut up you whiny loser. Glenn Beck deserves whatever anybody wants to say about him after all the shit he talks day in and day out.

It’s fairly accurate though. Talking about the “nightly journey into madness” bit, though that is a hilariously accurate pic of Glen too.
And it’s funny that Jose mentioned MSNBC considering that’s where Glen Beck was employed before Fox took him in. He was actually pretty fairly balanced and didn’t resort to the absurd theatrics in nearly crying every show, using those dumb acronyms, and ramping up the rhetoric a hundred fold. Don’t know if those were Beck’s ideas or Fox’s but the result is disappointing.

Right now Beck is explaining how the unions are responsible for protests in Egypt. Also, The Founders.

And it’s funny that Jose mentioned MSNBC considering that’s where Glen Beck was employed before Fox took him in.

I’m staying out of the food fight here, but Beck was actually on CNN Headline News before Fox. His ratings were lackluster there, but great for that network.

I have no side in this fight but that exaggerated line about rooting for a massacre seemed unnecessary. You got in your jabs with the first sentence, ok. Fine, let it go after that and continue with the story. You don’t have to be “on” all the time and it takes away from the content you are trying to write about.

Beck’s show is utterly insane. It’s entertaining in a trainwreck manner. That a man so obviously hysterically crazy is on TV is entertaining in it’s own way.

All one has to do is watch him to know he’s unhinged. Like Alex Jones, he cannot react rationally to anything. Beck speaks in strange voices, he screams, he cries randomly, often over the most inane things, such as welling up about watching NASCAR with his kid. If Glenn Beck were on a street corner you’d cross the street to avoid him, give him a shower, dress him up in clean clothes and put him on TV and he’s no less insane.

Glenn has no control of his emotions. That is not the sign of a rational human being. If you want to listen to the ravings of an emotionally unhinged individual go ahead. Don’t pretend anyone should take him seriously, though, he may point out the sky is blue, but he will then make some insane claim that it’s because his eyes are blue, don’t you see, it’s GOD telling you to listen to Glenn Beck. It’s not a coincidence that his eyes are blue and so is the clear sky. God. Perfection. Blue. Glenn. It’s all right there, people. Glenn Beck is god’s perfect prophet (profit?) of doom!

All one has to do is watch his show to realize he’s not right in the head. It’s almost sad. But part of me eagerly awaits his inevitable breakdown and flame out. He’ll fall off the wagon, go on some crazed Mormon rant or reveal his obvious racism (protesting is awesome when it’s white retirees in tea parties, but when it’s brown skinned MUSLIMS?! END OF THE WORLD! CALIPHATE!), it’ll be fun.

I feel for his kids, though, it must be hard when daddy’s crazy like that.

Maxwell Popinjay

February 22, 2011 at 6:11 pm

Daniel Clowes, eh? I like it. Reminds me of a mix of Brian Bolland and Mike Allred.
I am for loves the hell out from this picture. NYT missed out, that’s obvious, because, my personal opinion of Glenn Beck aside, it really is a great picture. I love that he drew Glenn Beck’s eyes are watery – where he loves (and fears for!) his country and all that. A nice touch.

Beck never called for massacre, but don’t let that stop you from complaining about him slanting stuff or having “violent rhetoric” whenever it suits your purpose.

I mean, hypocrisy, what’s that amirite?

Yes, hypocrisy, terrible. These people should be ashamed of themselves, Beck’s own shameful tactics against him. Only he can be a hypocritical lying coward.

Daniel Clowes is an anagram of Enid Coleslaw.

Coleslaw is served in KFC.

KFC is served in Russia.

Russia was ruled by Stalin.

IT’S ALL CONNECTED, PEOPLE!

I watched an episode and recently came to the conclusion that ACORN is actually in charge of Libya right now and is responsible for the recent gas hike. Thanks Glenn Beck! I’ll be enrolling in your non-accredited Glenn Beck University as soon as the liberals stop making the economy so bad!

I like how the first poster (and from his comment a regular viewer of Beck’s show) signs his post as “starquack” (quotes mine).

Unless that’s the poster’s REAL name, I think it’s rather humorous that he doesn’t have the backing of his own convictions to sign his real name and to go with some goofy fake name.

BTW, sticking to the main point, great illustration by Clowes. He gets the look and expression nearly perfectly without resorting to any extreme caricature.

“Unless that’s the poster’s REAL name, I think it’s rather humorous that he doesn’t have the backing of his own convictions to sign his real name and to go with some goofy fake name.”

Oh, please. Using a handle on the internet is not hiding.

It’s the internet. If someone wants to find out who starquack is, they can put in the effort and do it.

There’s no reason to, nothing he said is worth bothering to dig up his IP and track him down.

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