Mark Ulriksen

Mark Ulriksen (born 1957), is an award winning American painter and magazine illustrator. iksen's cover for the February 27, 2006 edition of The New Yorker won the 2006 American Society of Magazine Editors award for Best News Magazine Cover. The cover, titled Watch Your Back Mountain was prompted by the hunting incident earlier in the month when Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot and injured Harry Whittington. The cover depicts Cheney and President George W. Bush dressed as cowboys, with Cheney holding a smoking shotgun and Bush lurking behind him, in homage to the 2005 film Brokeback Mountain. The ASME, in announcing the award, said that the image "evokes both the smugness of a vice president implicated in catastrophe and the cluelessness of a president incapable of stopping him".[2]Ulriksen is the recipient of a Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators.