bartlet is the president


I made this Jed Bartlet campaign poster to help me keep my sanity and for my own enjoyment. Most of the time I don’t get to make things for myself. My wife and I are huge fans of the West Wing. I often wish it was real, hence the poster slogan. It’s available on my etsy shop with half the proceeds going to the IRC.


I’ve been working on a portrait series of characters from The West Wing, all done in Mischief software on my Wacom Cintiq Companion 2.  There will be a few more before I’m done, and I’m going to work on some kind of poster with them all in it.

Charlie: OK, Mr. President, I say this with all possible respect, but each of these knifes cuts… you know… Meat. Why is it important? …
Bartlet: ‘Cause it’s something we pass on, something with a history. So we can say, my Father gave this to me, his Father gave this to him and now I am giving it to you.
Charlie: Well, OK Sir, if that is true? Why don’t you already have one?
Bartlet: I do have one.
Charlie: Why do you need a new one?
Bartlet: I’m giving mine away.
Charlie: To who?
Bartlet: Whom, to whom… Funny you should ask. Charlie, My father gave this to me and his father gave it to him and now I am giving it to you. Take a look. The fully tapered bluster allows for sharpening the entire edge of the blade.
Charlie: It says 'PR’. I thought I knew them all but I don’t know the manufacture.
Bartlet: Yeah, these were made for my family by a Boston silversmith named Paul Revere … . I’m proud of you, Charlie.
Charlie: Thank you, sir.

Originally posted by meonlyingifs

The West Wing is a soothing balm for my soul.