#DrawDominicCummings

I’ve always loved optical illusions and visual puns. I especially like those paints that involve a face made from other objects, such as Giuseppe Arcimboldo’s Vertumnus, which is a painting of the Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf the rednose… Sorry, I mean: Rudolf II. He did others but that’s probably the most famous.

This was my attempt at doing similar. I thought to draw Dominic Cummings as six other heads: Gove, Boris, Hancock (toothy profile on the left), Raab (in profile in the chin, need to turn it upside down), Pritti Patel (top lip), and Rishi Sunak (nose, inverted). Not sure it works and I might yet try it again.

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Why Dunciad.com?

It’s a cool domain name and it was available. Yes, I know. Available. Crazy, isn’t it?

Really?

Yes. It also helps that it’s also my favourite satire written by Alexander Pope, one of the most metrically pure English poets who also knew his way around a crude insult or two. If you’ve not read it, you should give it a try.

So this is satire, right?

Can’t deny it. There will be some. But it’s also an experiment in writing and drawing, giving work away for free in order to see how many people are willing to support a writer doing his thing. It’s the weird stuff that I wouldn’t get published elsewhere in this word of diminishing demands and cookie-cutter tastes.