Smyth-sewn paperback · pencil on paper · 72pp · $15 · ISBN 9780988719231
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The project was inspired by reading Daniel Ellsberg’s autobiography and his portrayal as both a hero, by the anti-war public, and a villain, by the Nixon administration. Henry Kissinger, himself considered both a hero and villain, famously referred to Ellsberg as “the most dangerous man in America.”
Andy Mister’s Heroes & Villains gathers drawings of historical and cultural figures who have been identified as both heroes and villains. Each drawing presents its subject as derived from images in the popular media and imagination.