Normal History Vol. 647: The Art Of David Lester

Every week, we’ll be posting a new illustration by David Lester. The Mecca Normal guitarist is visually documenting people, places and events from his band’s 37-year run, with text by vocalist Jean Smith.

Political art might be sequential like a graphic novel or it could be regarded as sequential in terms of an artist’s output over time. A long time. A lifetime. If an artist is known for their political content, it gives that artist a certain amount of creative freedom to explore subtleties, knowing an audience will regard their work as part of an overarching political sensibility.

Water Cuts My Hands” from Water Cuts My Hands (K/Matador, 1990) (download):