Monday, January 21, 2013


Four years ago the nation was in a very different place. It felt like we were on the precipice of economic disaster.  There was a new president elected, the first black man ever elected to president. I drew this illustration 4 years ago. I recall how very cold it was and I sat on the steps of Federal Hall, where George Washington had been sworn in and watched the swearing in of the new president. 

It was so cold, that my fingers eventually had trouble moving. So I stopped and watched.
There was a crowd of school kids seated with me, they were enthralled with the scene.