The Best Illustrations of Steve Bell and His Tremendous Visions

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27 January Theresa May rushed to Washington to be the first world leader to visit the newly inaugurated Donald Trump. My old friend Kipper Williams sent me an email suggesting the use of James Gillray’s wonderful 1792 cartoon that lampooned a royal romance, using only the Duke’s (huge) and Duchess’s (dainty) feet. Since May has the rare quality of being identifiable solely by her shoes (pardon the pun), I leapt at the chance, and with a neat inversion and a hideous set of little orange toes, produced the version you see here. It brought on something of a Twitter storm.
Illustration: Steve Bell

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