Last week, The New Yorker's cover tapped into our collective anxieties about the looming election, featuring a man on the subway reading a post-election newspaper with headlines like, "OH, SWEET JESUS PLEASE GOD, NO" and "ANYTHING BUT THAT." Now that nightmare is somehow our reality, and the magazine's cover next week, illustrated by Bob Staake, shows how deeply troubling this new reality is:

The New Yorker's art editor Françoise Mouly writes:

When we first received the results of the election, we felt as though we had hit a brick wall, full force.

“The election of Donald Trump to the Presidency is nothing less than a tragedy for the American republic, a tragedy for the Constitution, and a triumph for the forces, at home and abroad, of nativism, authoritarianism, misogyny, and racism,” David Remnick wrote in a piece posted shortly after the announcement.

“The pathos—the disappointment at waking up on Wednesday morning and not finding a woman President-elect—is undeniable, and heartbreaking,” added Amy Davidson

“To combat authoritarianism, to call out lies, to struggle honorably and fiercely in the name of American ideals—that is what is left to do. That is all there is to do,” Remnick concluded. And so we must go on—with words and images such as this cover by Bob Staake for next week’s issue.

The New Yorker's cartoonists have been contributing some on their Instagram:

A cartoon by David Sipress. #TNYcartoons

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A cartoon by Paul Noth. #TNYcartoons

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A cartoon by Benjamin Schwartz. #TNYcartoons

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A cartoon by Benjamin Schwartz. #TNYcartoons

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A cartoon by Gahan Wilson, from 2013. #TNYcartoons

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