Here’s a cover illustration I did for The Progressive–the current Oct/Nov. issue. I was asked to illustrate the cover story “Across the Great Divide: On the Road in Trump’s America”. In it, a Progressive reporter goes on a cross country road trip to interview Trump supporters in order to gain a better understanding of “the other side” and bridge the gap that divides our nation.
Art Director Kerstin Diehn and I had been brainstorming various road trip themed concepts for the cover. Road trips always remind me of roadside diners so I presented this diner concept which turned into the finished cover above. Oh, and the retro vibe of the diner is absolutely intentional.