Image: mashable composite; max knoblauch

The primary duty of a journalist is to speak truth to power — to lift “the veil” and expose the true nature of the people who control different aspects of our everyday lives.

As America struggles with massive political change in 2017, that role is especially important. And that is why I have chosen to draw the Trump administration as Sonic the Hedgehog.

Is this “risky” satire? Certainly. Am I putting my own career in jeopardy by exposing the current administration in this way? Absolutely. In using my very specific set of skills (ruthless intelligence and the ability to draw Sonic in dozens of positions) to mock those in power, am I gambling on my own future? You bet.

I am 100% willing and ready to accept the consequences of my actions.

1. Sean Spicer

Arrest me, fire me, roast me online: I am ready for all of it. 

2. Steve Bannon

Be offended all you want. I have taken off your blinders and revealed the emperor to have no clothes — my job is done.

3. Kellyanne Conway

Don’t like it? You don’t have to. It is art and it is true, that’s all that matters.

4. Jared Kushner

I am fully prepared to go to prison for this image I have created of Jared Kushner as Sonic the Hedgehog.

5. Rudy Giuliani

Forget my name, remember it forever as a symbol of authentic bravery: it makes no difference to me. In drawing Trump advisor Rudolph Giuliani as the video game character Sonic, I have done all I need to do in this life.

6. President Donald Trump

Come after me.

UPDATE: We apologize for any offense this piece has caused. Max Knoblauch has been fired and arrested.

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