By Caleb Howe


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The “Ted Cruz as a bad ass” photoshop posters that have been popping up in California have also been popping up all over the internet in the last few days. Most of those stories, including our own here at The Right Scoop, have written of the origin of the posters as a “mystery.” Well … mystery solved.

Sabo Art out of Los Angeles has “come out” as the artist behind the posters. On Facebook, you can find the artist’s fan page here. Here’s a screen shot of one of the original Cruz posts.

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The artist also maintains a website at UNSAVORYAGENTS.com, which he says is out of date but stresses that he has been doing this kind of art “since before 9/11.”

Sabo has also posted this photo of himself with a collection of the Cruz posters:
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And of course, you can find Sabo on Twitter as well.

Like many artists, particularly in Southern California, Sabo’s art seems to tend toward the, to say the least, controversial or “shock” genre. This is evidenced of course by the Cruz posters, but also by some of the other far more over the edge pieces posted on the Facebook site. We have asked him about his artwork and in particular about his motivations with the Cruz posters, but have not heard back at this time.

Until then, you’ll be happy to know that, friend or foe, the Cruz posters will soon be available to all.

Negotiations are still underway for the HOWE posters. We’ll, uh, let you know.
 

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  • badbadlibs

    The artist is NOT a fan of the con man or hellary….I am now a fan of the artist.

  • OLLPOH

    Caleb, please keep ‘em laughin’…You are a diamond in the ruff however, quite polished!

    OLLPOH ~ Our Life Liberty Pursuit Of Happiness
    (Mr. and Mrs.)

  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    It’s THIS generation’s “Che” poster.

    • blackbird

      Awesome Bob.

    • nibblesyble

      chills when I read that!

      • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

        Let’s just start callin’ him “Che” Cruz.

        Mooo ha ha

  • blackbird

    From UNSAVORYAGENTS – “Why was the Left allowed to define me and where are the dissenting voices from the Right setting the record straight? Creatively speaking there was no one.”

    • Caleb Howe

      Is that from the facebook page?

      • blackbird

        http://unsavoryagents.com/ on the home page under the heading THE RIGHT KIND OF REBELS

        • BearNJ

          I just checked his site out. Hillary as Mao was LOL funny.

          • blackbird

            I like the OBAMA DRONE posters

    • PNWShan

      Sounds like he needs some back-up, folks.

  • marketcomp

    I really like that profile of Sen. Cruz. The posters say more about how the artist sees Cruz and I think he sees a man who is tough and commands respect. That’s awesome.

  • rjcylon

    Wow this guy is actually not a liberal artist. I saw the one of Jimmy Fallon as “Obama Drone” and my jaw almost hit the floor. I didn’t think such a thing was possible. Mocking the left–through art?

    You should post some of those so that people don’t think this is an anti-cruz artist.

    And the one with the Cast of Girls wearing burkas, this is great stuff.

    • LibertyLinda

      He’s a ‘follow’ for me.

    • Tom of the Missouri

      There is a similar artist at thepeoplescube.com

      • adsdasd

        I looooooove the People’s Cube!! Have been following them and HopenChangeBlogspot for years!! Great, great stuff!

    • http://politicalknow.blogspot.com/ SheerPolitics

      His main website is here, http://unsavoryagents.com/ for those not on FB. Says a store is coming soon. Hope so! Not for the politically correct. Has Obama as a flying monkey from the Wizard of Oz holding a sign that says “Hillary 2016.”

      https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/t1/1947926_746207872065577_1050178054_n.jpg

  • Nov-cubed

    Power Cruz!

  • BearNJ

    I love it personally. Cruz as cool works for me if it wakes up the low information crowd. We need to engage the uninformed pop culture.
    Cruz’s stand against DC should be celebrated.

  • puma_for_life

    He has this posted on his facebook; looks like a friend:

    PEOPLE,
    THE RIGHT HAS A MESSAGE, SADDLY VERY FEW DOWN AND DIRTY CREATIVE PEOPLE
    TO TELL IT. ME AND MY CREW ARE THOSE PEOPLE. THIS IS NEW GROUND FOR
    CONSERVATIVES AND NON-PROGRESSIVES ALIKE. FACT OF THE MATTER IS WE COULD
    USE YOUR HELP WITH FUTURE PROJECTS.

    YOU CAN MAKE DONATIONS VIA MY PAYPAL PAGE sabo@unsavoryagents.com

    THE TIME FOR BITCHING ABOUT THE LEFT OWNING THE ARTS IS OVER. TIME TO
    DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT. – SABO

    Also this, with a photo of the sticker:

    “YOU CAN’T SPELL “PROGRESSIVE” WITHOUT “SS”,”
    BUMPER STICKERS. $4.50 FOR 1, $8 FOR TWO. YOU CAN BUY THEM AT VIA MY
    PAYPAL ACCOUNT sabo@unsavoryagents.com

    • nibblesyble

      On my way over to donate now!

  • cattastrophe

    If I’d paid closer attention to the writing at the top of the poster I would have realized sooner it was for Cruz not against him although I really did believe from the beginning it was for him. Showing Cruz muscular, defiantly smoking covered with patriotic tattoos was a pretty big hint it was for him. If it had been done by the left they never would have been able to resist putting a swastika on his chest or picturing him eating babies or wearing a KKK hood because face it they wouldn’t know subtlety if it kicked them in the teeth.

    • Tom of the Missouri

      Don’t give em any ideas.

    • adsdasd

      Sabo is a muscular dude himself – seen his site?

  • rjcylon

    This was Ted Cruz tweet response to the poster the other day:

    “Saw this, but noticed an error. So I wanted to make one thing clear: I don’t smoke cigarettes”

    • nibblesyble

      So witty, love him!

    • M Jones

      Ted Cruz is the real deal. Smartest man in the Senate. Obummer can’t hold a candle in regards to the law.

      • ss396

        Wm F. Buckley was once called “the smartest man in Washington” to which he replied “That’s like saying this is the tallest building in Topeka.” “Smartest man in the Senate” isn’t that much of an achievement.

        In addition to his smarts, the other thing that Sen. Cruz has going for him that terrifies so many is that he has a good sense of humor about himself. President Reagan had that, too. It’s hard for the liberals to make their mud-slinging accusations stick to someone who just laughs at them.

    • pen44

      Maybe Sabo knew that….the cigarette is not lit!!

  • Kem Cho

    When will Sobo release his Obama as a Messiah posters? Wonder where will he make more money?

  • 1GooDDaDDy

    I just flipped over to his site…The guy’s the real deal…Wait for the “hammer” of the left to begin bludgeoning him about the head and shoulders. Screen Cap from his YouTube Vid…..

    • nibblesyble

      Love it! I think I will donate to his site, he deserves it!

    • Tom of the Missouri

      I expect them to arrest him, ala the Bengazi video guy, for some former jaywalking warrant and put him in jail with no outside contact allowed until after Hillary’s election.

    • adsdasd

      I enjoyed his site as well, though I do think SoCal authorities will pursue him, after prodding from a particular party. He’s defaced some ads and posted art without permits, but more power to him. I’d like to financially support him, so I think I’ll send a money order after I get his address.

  • iaintlyin

    I DIG TED AND THE POSTER, and I don’t mind shouting it.
    the dude should also do one of 0 dressed in a shirley temple like dress sitting at a kids table having a piece of b’day cake with Pelosi and Reid with a backdrop of the world at war.

  • http://politicalknow.blogspot.com/ SheerPolitics
  • Tom of the Missouri

    I think this artist is great, but there is another guy that has been doing similar things for a long time – since 2005 or so. I mean similar in that he mercilessly mocks the left. He should be publicized more. He has a huge body of work: It is here: http://thepeoplescube.com/

    In the early days of the Tea Party movement some people picked up on his work and used his work for posters at Tea Party rallies. The artist even authorized Tea Party people to use his art for free for their rallies. Check it out.

    Here is an example of his work.

    • $38110958

      Thanks for the link!!

      lol…Obamacare Art Appreciation Lesson #1: What’s Art?

    • Feet2Fire

      LOL.

    • Deborah Hallsted

      The People’s Cube is not approved by the State, prole ;~)….

  • http://wolfiehowls.com/ Wolfie

    Here’s my response:

    • Billie Slash

      Sweet fancy moses. This is a war on tattoos.

    • imatellau

      What does it matter?

    • nibblesyble

      Loove it Wolfie!!!

      • http://wolfiehowls.com/ Wolfie

        I made this before I found out that the Cruz one was supposedly a PRO Cruz one…. I’m still on the fence on that one and just had to retaliate in kind! :)

        • nibblesyble

          Lol, I did not even read the caption just was focused on Hillary..and how could I not be..it was genius!

    • spin43

      Are you ready for Hellarceny?

  • http://politicalknow.blogspot.com/ SheerPolitics
  • gibbygoo56

    I want one!

  • Rightwingger

    I need a poster!

  • Defend Liberty Philly Dude

    Clearly, there’s no major difference between liberals, democrats, socialists, marxists, and communists.

  • imatellau

    He meant it as an insult when in reality…. That’s the nightmare image in the minds of liberals… A conservative that is NOT SCARED of them.

    • Factory_Hag

      I’m not sure he meant it as an insult.

  • nibblesyble

    I just saw that Cruz signed the Artist’s posters! Looove it!!

    • cattastrophe

      Class and a bad ass.

      • nibblesyble

        ahahahaha..true!

  • spin43

    Who is paying him to put up these posters? The idiot probably didn’t even know who Cruz was before someone contacted him. Are you ready for Hellarceny?

  • J.J. Sefton

    You take the most flak when you’re directly over the target. Go Ted.

  • marew

    This is a win for Cruz.

  • adsdasd

    Someone else mentioned People’s Cube, which is flat-out hilarious, like Sabo. If you haven’t checked it out already, follow Hope n Change Cartoons (BlogSpot). I learned about it from Ace of Spades years ago – the cartoons and particularly the writing is scathing, just awesome!

  • Rudy

    Wow, an artist speaking truth to power, instead of shilling power to truth. Maybe things can change.

  • pabarge

    Dudes,
    How do I get one of these posters? Ted is signing them!! I want one.

  • Caleb Howe
    • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

      Ehhxcellent!

    • nibblesyble

      Awesome for you and Scoop!

  • B-Funk

    He may not look that badass on the outside, but he’s that and more on the inside!

 
 
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