Thomas James – The Political Gaffe

Here is a newly completed personal piece based on the phenomenon of the political gaffe. I’m a hardcore political junkie, and as such I’m always fascinated by the self-destruction that occurs when a politician says something that gets them into trouble. There have been plenty of examples of this already this election season, and I’m sure there will be more to come.

Turning the uvula into a noose seemed like a good and original solution for this concept, and I also decided that a black and white image would work well and allow me to do something a little different from my usual work. You can see more of my work at

About Thomas James

Thomas James is an Illustrator who has worked with The New York Times, WIRED, Pentagram, Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, and many others. You can see his portfolio at


  1. Chris Gash

    Great image. Love the black and white!

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