There hasn’t been a political figure who looks more like a villain since Ayatollah Khomeini. Bannon’s unwashed, unshaven, uncouth appearance is a joy to draw. I like to put flies around him, too, because waftaroms can’t tell the story.
Waftaroms are those wavy lines over a cartoon of, say, an apple pie to indicate a pleasant aroma. Cartoonist Mort Walker (“Beetle Bailey” and about a dozen other comic strips over the years) coined the term in his 1980 book “The Lexicon of Comicana”.) As you can tell, a waftarom doesn’t distinguish between a good smell and a bad smell. Flies do. I also stuck a bottle of booze in Bannon’s back pocket at the suggestion of a reader.