pinterest-p mail bubble share2 google-plus facebook twitter rss reddit linkedin2 stumbleupon
TOP

CBR

The Premium The Premium The Premium

Clinton, Trump Remixed as Harley, Joker & More Pop Culture Couples

by  in Comic News Comment
Clinton, Trump Remixed as Harley, Joker & More Pop Culture Couples

As the 2016 US Presidential Election enters the final stretch, it may seem at times that the contest between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump has morphed into some kind of manga-esque many-tentacled beast, whose tendrils have groped their way throughout popular culture. That’s probably a fair description of how Brazilian artist and graphic designer Billy Butcher views the race, as his apparent displeasure with both candidates is aired in his latest series of politically-inspired artworks.

RELATED: The 10 Worst Politicians in Comics

Taking its name from the 1991 tune by British synthpop duo Erasure, the series is titled “Trump X Hillary: I Love To Hate You,” and takes the form of series diptychs mashing-up Trump and Clinton with various pop-cultural pairings, ranging from the Joker and Harley Quinn, to Darth Vader and Princess/General Leia.

RELATED: Garbage Pail Kids cast their vote with new presidential candidate cards

Successfully mixing high and low culture, the artwork poses interesting questions about how much candidates in a two-party system need their political enemies to define themselves. It also lets us see What Clinton and Trump would look like as Spongebob and Patrick.

hillary clinton donald trump

hillary clinton donald trump

hillary clinton donald trump

Whichever candidate you love or hate the most, America will make its final decision between the two on November 8, 2017. You can view Billy Butcher’s full gallery here.

Via (The AV Club)

  • Ad Free Browsing
  • Over 10,000 Videos!
  • All in 1 Access
  • Join For Free!
GO PREMIUM WITH CBR
Go Premium!

More Videos