Illustrated by Nicole Daddona, the new coloring book Buff Bernie: A Coloring Book for Berniacs features doodles of the democratic socialist in muscle poses, grinning invitingly at the reader.
On one page, he’s standing on a craggy surface before the White House, which seems to have been transplanted to the cliffs of Ireland. On another, he’s squeezing his bulging biceps, twisting to the camera with what looks like a slightly concerned look on his face.
He’s also seen nude, a bowl placed strategically over his lap. “I’m cooking up some tasty AF universal healthcare,” says the caption above his face.
For her part, Nicole has some lovely lofty goals with the book. “Politics can get so angry and heated,” she said. “They tend to separate people rather than bring them together. Coloring is something that everyone likes to do — regardless of your race, ethnicity, religion or sexuality. My hope is that this book makes people take a step back and not take things so seriously.”