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Matt Wuerker's Texas Relief Cartoon

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In Politico artist’s, Matt Wuerker’s Texas Relief cartoon, the smiling image of a stereotypical Texas cowboy is painted by the exaggeration of certain physical features, the contrast of colors, and the creation of large captions. This was created to communicate the foolish nature of the pro-independence Texans who are were being rescued by the federal government. The image contained a patriotic Texan whose smile was greatly enlarged, and was being rescued in a bright red helicopter. Consequently, the increase of the size of the Texan’s smile indicated his joyous attitude toward being rescued, even if it means that he will be in the highlighted government helicopter. Wuerker uses the cowboy to argue that even state government believers

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