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Constitution Illustrated

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THE MASTER OF THE VISUAL MASH-UP RETURNS WITH HIS SIGNATURE IDIOSYNCRATIC TAKE ON THE CONSTITUTION

R. Sikoryak is the master of the pop culture pastiche. In Masterpiece Comics, he interpreted classic literature with defining twentieth century comics. With Terms and Conditions, he made the unreadable contract that everyone signs, and no one reads, readable. He employs his magic yet again to investigate the very framework of the country with Constitution Illustrated. By visually interpreting the complete text of the supreme law of the land with more than a century of American pop culture icons, Sikoryak distills the very essence of the government legalese from the abstract to the tangible, the historical to the contemporary.

Among Sikoryak’s spot-on unions of government articles and amendments with famous comic book characters: the eighteenth amendment that instituted prohibition is articulated with Homer Simpson running from Chief Wiggum; the fourteenth amendment that solidifies citizenship to all people born and naturalized in the USA is personified by Ms. Marvel; and, of course, the nineteenth amendment offering women the right to vote is a glorious depiction of Wonder Woman breaking free from her chains. American artists from George Herriman (Krazy Kat) and Charles Schulz (Peanuts) to Raina Telgemeier (Sisters) and Alison Bechdel (Dykes to Watch Out For) are homaged, with their characters reimagined in historical costumes and situations.

We the People has never been more apt.

Praise for Constitution Illustrated

If Constitution Illustrated turns out to be a roadmap for how to navigate the precarious times ahead, it may even prove to be the year’s most consequential comics release.

  SOLRAD

From Preamble to Amendment XXVII, this is a comic lover/political junkie’s dream... Without a shadow of a doubt, [Constitution Illustrated] is one of the most exciting comic works to come out in this, the year of our lord, 2020.

  School Library Journal

This pastiche of comics and politics is a cleverly educational and irresistible way to engage with this foundational text.

  Publishers Weekly

The Constitution Illustrated is so easy to read... that even a man-child U.S. President might learn something about the laws, precepts and rights bequeathed to the nation he leads.

  Print Mag

Constitution Illustrated is as much a history lesson about great American comics as it is about the country’s most cherished foundational document.

  Popzara

Sikoryak's satirical pairings breathe new and sometimes uncomfortable life into the United States' most living document.

  Pop Matters

The words of the U.S. Constitution as brought to life by R. Sikoryak in a variety of cartooning styles is both intriguing comics exercise and a compelling history lesson.

  The Oklahoman Best Graphic Novels of 2020

The Constitution is a fixture of our lives, whether we think about it daily or not, and so too are some if not all of these artists. They are the We of We the People.

  Multiversity Comics

Every page was a new discovery, and the wonder and imagination made the material all the more memorable.

  Good Comics for Kids

Cartoonist R. Sikoryak is not like any other: in addition to his own style, he is an uncanny mimic, capable of conjuring up the styles of hundreds of other creators with eerie versimilitude.

  Cory Doctorow, Pluralistic

Sikoryak manages to be subversive while also being educational, all while sharing mini-tributes to over a century of excellent comic book art. It's a delightful tome.

  Brian Cronin, Comic Book Resources

R. Sikoryak, able to perfectly mimic any other cartoonist, is the Will Elder of our time... I'm totally in awe of the many different styles and characters that are included in this handy, little tome.