Link to HeadCount article "Robbie Conal, Political Animal."
An interview between Conal and KCET, a PBS member station in Los Angeles, "Robbie Conal: Meet the Godfather of Guerrilla Street Art"
Rolling Stone article. An excerpt: "Feeling burnt out on his usual subjects, which for many years included President George W. Bush, he’d recently begun painting portraits of his cats... Conal would’ve been perfectly happy if he never drew another politician again. And then Donald Trump became president."
Stanford Magazine's "Different Strokes, Robbie Conal Puts a Kinder Face on His Portraiture."
With our eyes open, we can change the world
ROBBIE CONAL is a well-known poster artist who's work typically consists of illustrating grotesque versions of political figures. But what if, as Stanford Magazine asks " some of the attack goes out of the artist? It happened to Conal on September 11, 2001, as he watched more than 2,000 people die on live television. Not long after, Conal found himself staring at a blank canvas, trying to paint a different sort of subject. One of his longtime collectors, similarly stunned by the tragedy, had commissioned a triptych of Mahatma Gandhi, the Dalai Lama and Martin Luther King Jr."