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All the Presidents is the latest book of portraits by the artist BoingBoing hails as “the greatest portrait artist of our time.” As the title indicates, this book features portraits of all 44 United States presidents — from George Washington to Donald Trump and everyone in between — all rendered in Friedman’s celebrated warts-and-all style of portraiture.
The portraits will be accompanied by vital statistics on each subject (political affiliation as well as height and weight, etc.), as well as fascinating presidential factoids. Friedman’s two-page comic strip introduction “Drawn to Presidents” opens the book, specifically detailing his fascination with drawing many US presidents throughout his life, from childhood scrawlings of Richard Nixon to illustrations of Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and Bill Clinton for Spy and eventually creating the famed Barack Obama/George Washington mashup inauguration cover for The New Yorker in 2009. The book also features a foreword by NPR’s Studio 360 host, Kurt Andersen.