Barry Blitt, who frequently contributes cartoons and illustrations to the magazine, drew meth-maker Walter White entering his lab to find Bashar Assad meddling with the tubes and beakers.
The New Yorker explained that Blitt, who has 77 covers under his belt, "often turns to current events for inspiration."
“Seems like there’s never a shortage of real life villains to make even the most conscience-free fictional character look comic in comparison -- alas," Blitt said.
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