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Steve Brodner has been a leading satiric artist for the last 40 years. His goal during this time was to find a home for various forms of political and social commentary in the world of independent, freelance art. His work has appeared in most major publications in the US. He has been a regular contributor to The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, The Nation, The NY Times, The Washington Post, Harper’s, The Atlantic, and GQ, among others. His work currently appears regularly in The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and The Nation. He has covered over 50 stories as a journalist, including 16 national political conventions, the US farm crisis, a profile of life along the Mexican border, guns in Philadelphia, and climbing Mt. Fuji. In addition, Brodner’s The Naked Campaign, his 32 short films documenting the 2008 presidential campaign, was featured on Also in 2008, Brodner was the subject of a major career retrospective, “Raw Nerve” (the first for a living artist) at the Norman Rockwell Museum. He has won many major awards in the graphic arts, including medals at the Society of Illustrators, Art Directors Club, Communication Arts, SPD, the Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism from Hunter College, the St. Gaudens Medal from Cooper Union, and the Masters Series Award from the School of Visual Arts.  His work currently appears daily at and weekly in His career retrospective: Freedom Fries (2004) and the story of the Covid years in the US, Living and Dying in America (2022), were both published by Fantagraphics Books. He is an adjunct professor at the School of Visual Arts in New York.

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Steve Brodner
Under Trump’s Comb-Over
The Nation, December 17, 2015.

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