18 New Donald Trump Person of The Year Covers: An Art Therapy Special

Hey did you hear the one about how Time magazine picked Donald Trump as its person of the year? Don’t worry, they picked Hitler once too. Also Stalin and Ayatollah Khomeni! The magazine’s intention is to crown the person who had the biggest impact on that year’s news, so Trump was a predictable choice. But that doesn’t make it any easier for us to look at his face.

Sometimes, art therapy is the only way we know how to get through these tough times. (See also:10 Ways of Looking at John McCain: DADT Filibuster Art Therapy Special) We all pursued this assignment with gusto and glory.

1. Tiny Trump, by Rachel Kincaid, Managing Editor


2. Everybody’s Head Explodes, by Stef Schwartz, Vapid Fluff Editor


3. St. Elmo’s Fire, by Kayla Kumari, Staff Writer


4. Mayor of Toontown, by Heather Hogan, Senior Editor


5. Sad Man, by Erin Sullivan, Staff Writer


6. ME, by Cameron Glavin, Cartoonist


7. Inauguration Day, by Riese Bernard, Editor-in-Chief


8. The Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man, by Stef Schwartz, Vapid Fluff Editor


9. There’s A Lot More To Ogres Than People Think, by Cecelia Kyoko, Staff Writershrek

10. Racist of the Year, by Laura M, Staff Writer


11. He’s Gonna Fuck Shit Up, by Yvonne Marquez, Senior Editor


12. Do Not Want, by Mey Rude, Trans Editor


13. A Bigger Ego, by Carrie Wade, Staff Writer


14. Hillary Clinton, by Carmen Rios, Feminism Editor


15. Oops, by Stef Schwartz, Vapid Fluff Editor


16. Anal, by Audrey White, Staff Writer


17. Coming 4 u, by Sarah Sarwar, Business & Design Director


18. Mahalo Motherfuckers, by Stef Schwartz, Vapid Fluff Editor


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Riese is the 41-year-old Co-Founder of Autostraddle.com as well as an award-winning writer, video-maker, LGBTQ+ Marketing consultant and aspiring cyber-performance artist who grew up in Michigan, lost her mind in New York and now lives in Los Angeles. Her work has appeared in nine books, magazines including Marie Claire and Curve, and all over the web including Nylon, Queerty, Nerve, Bitch, Emily Books and Jezebel. She had a very popular personal blog once upon a time, and then she recapped The L Word, and then she had the idea to make this place, and now here we all are! In 2016, she was nominated for a GLAAD Award for Outstanding Digital Journalism. She's Jewish and has a cute dog named Carol. Follow her on twitter and instagram.

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  1. This is the only article about Anal Rump (BLESS YOU AUDREY) that I have been able to read since the election without literally feeling my gorge rise.

  2. I seem to recall thump on the front of Time mag. screwing a large globe. I cannot find it. Anyone kmow of it? It’s apropos for what he’s done to the U.S., as well as the whole world.

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