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This was an interesting story to me on so many levels. This was my third nice paying gig as a street artist. For years I did what I did because it was what I felt I had to do and I enjoyed doing it. The thought of getting paid for it was so alien to me it’s crazy.

So I get this phone call from a friend telling me Breitbart wanted to meet me to do some art for them. I’d heard of them but not much. The stories of Andrew were very fresh especially considering he’d just passed away somewhat recently. Being a political junky I’d already spent years mainlining political news right when it started. By the time Breitbart, Glenn Beck and that crowd were up and running I was down shifting so I didn’t really get a good enough dose of the new guard. Strangely enough the people who did follow Breitbart were already complaining about the quality of their reporting going down hill. … It was all new to me. ‘Screw it! I’d love to meet with them,’ I thought.



It was hilarious that their offices were right across the street from my thursday night AA meeting. My crazy little world just got a little more colorful I guess. The office area was smaller than I thought I’d be and far less busy. You know how you see in the movies, newsrooms bustling with people throwing papers all over the place, yelling about getting the story out on time. There was none of that. Just a secretary and a few of guys. I was introduced to the team, they all seemed cool, I was into what they needed from me, which was … They wanted me to create and distribute a street poster for the launch. I asked, “why not four? One for each side of the boxes I usually cover.” They liked the idea. 



The first idea came out easy. It was of Andrew on a skateboard, catching air with a Hollywood sign under him. At this point I wished I’d of shut my mouth so that would have been it … but again I knew more posters meant more money so … I guess it worked out. Not to mention I managed to piss Nancy Pelosi off with the second poster which was of her twerking in that provocative Molly Cyrus pose. The DNC demanded an apology for that one. They didn’t get it, at least not from me.

The long and short of this story is the launch went fucken awesome!!! A ton of attention for the launch, we pissed off the Left, the posters turned out great. Personally I did way more work than I should have. Even worse I signed the rights to the images away which really pissed me off. I’d never done that before. As gay as this might sound, the images I create are like my children. I don’t like selling them much less signing the rights to them away. I remember been so drunk when I signed the contract that I literally did’t remember signing it. 

I could make this a really long story but I’ve already lost interest in writing it so I’ll be brief. I felt at home at Breitbart. Don’t ask me why but I felt like there was a kindred spirit there, like it was my home. I didn’t feel like I was at a job interview or that I was less-than the way I did when I’d find myself interviewing with design firms or ad agencies. I felt good there. I was there to fight and I let them know it.

Right off the bat I let these guys know that I was there to fight and if I for one second I thought they weren’t I’d take their heads. And I meant it. “Andrew didn’t fight for the sake of fighting,” they told me. I guess I could appreciate that but honestly I couldn’t help but wonder how true that was. People often ask me why I’m so angry. I can only respond, “how can you be in times like these?” I also let them know that I had no intentions of being Breitbart’s or anyone’s boy. I’m not sure they got that, “You don’t know how to negotiate do you,” was their response. Even if I was one to negotiate, SABO is not.



I’ll admit to this being a bit odd but I take what I do very seriously. It’s my belief that the more friends I have the less I as SABO can say. So I keep the friends and relationships down to an absolute minimum.



In the end I made sure Breitbart got first crack at every story I created but for whatever reason they refused to run with many of them and if they did they did it so late other news sources were getting the meat of the attention for them. This let me down. This had me believe that they weren’t in it the way I was. Then it pissed me off.



Doing what I do is something that for ten or so years I did completely alone. It hasn’t been until recently that I’ve started working with other people much less selling art. I honestly wish every meeting I’ve had turned out well but it hasn’t turned out that way. As time goes by I learn a little here and a little there in terms of how to deal with people, especially the press. It’s just going to take time.


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24 Comments

  1. Betsy Smith
    06/11/2014

    I am glad you are on our side.
    You are formidable.
    I would like to send you a little money when I can if you agree not to give my information to those that will relentlessly hit me up for more.

    Reply
  2. Jason
    06/12/2014

    Zuckerberg, ba ha ha!

    Reply
  3. tee
    06/12/2014

    Do some more on puke face Polose.

    Reply
  4. Michael Lawless
    06/27/2014

    keep up the good work
    we could use you out on the east coast
    maybe a dead kennedy or something with botox ketchup boy kerry

    Reply
  5. Billy Ortega
    07/01/2014

    Breitbart, Truth Revolt, and Sabo with Unsavory Agents . . . I think we’re moving in the right direction, and they ain’t seen nothin’ yet!

    Reply
  6. Benny
    10/10/2014

    I love your art! It cuts through the PC crap that we are fed.

    I joined the military in 1988 when Reagan was president and I’ve watched what every president has done since then. They have all lied through their teeth (including Reagan)…..I’m old enough to remember.

    Cruz is probably the new Republican candidate but don’t dare believe he’s the new American saviour just because he’s your race or Republican. I tried to tell people that Obama was just going to be another corporate whore back then and I nearly got lynched. Now six years later, people are listening to me.

    The one thing you need to realize about the US Government is that they are fueled by corporations. Just watch some documentaries about lobbyists and the military industrial complex.

    Do you ever watch WWE…I don’t but it’s the same concept. Google the Council of Foreign Relations, The Trilateral Commission and the Bilderberger group. These groups are full of both Republicans and Democrats that are being guided by think tanks. They are told what to do. Henry Kissinger has been involved in these groups since the 1960’s and he is still guiding our policies today. He’s like a bad case of crabs that wont go away.

    If we get rid of the criminal element in our government, we might have a chance. By just electing a new president it wont change the system. If you get rid of your shitty manager at McDonalds, it doesn’t mean you can change the whole corporate structure.

    Everybody has told me over the years about voting for the lesser of two evils. WTF….you mean like Marlboro or Camel. In the end they both kill.

    If I lied to you for the past 20 years……would you still be my friend?

    There’s a sucker born every minute.

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  7. Mohogwash Al-Dandy
    10/17/2014

    Who knew that Nancy Pelosi could sing and…um….dance?

    She’s wasting her talent being just a Dem mouthpiece in D.C.

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  8. James
    12/08/2014

    I am a tea party conservative American.

    Please unleash your amazing and devastating talents on the Rino’s also.

    Don’t let them get away with their BS.

    Your work is BADASS, GAME CHANGING #$@%.

    Hope yer packin’ Brother!

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  9. Jo McIntyre
    12/08/2014

    I love the Breitbart! Do you have that in a t-shirt and a poster?

    Also, you are probably one of the few people who will understand why Ted Cruz must have a mustache! Consider Vicente Fox, for just one example.

    Reply
  10. Daniel
    12/19/2014

    Thanks – YOU are the greatest. Have a very Merry Christmas, and, don’t get stuck at LAX, I’ll pick you up.

    Reply
  11. amy
    01/17/2015

    Brilliant.. I have hated Pelosi ever since she blamed the Tea Party protestors of yelling racist remarks while she walked through the crowd with the gavel. I thank you. Love the Ted Cruz art. Have you considered Trey Gowdy?

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  12. Fred endebe
    01/30/2015

    Q: How many democraps does it take to change a light bukb?
    A: That’s not funny & you’re a racist and gimme all your money cuz i know how to spend it better than you.

    Reply
  13. Danny
    09/16/2015

    The POS RINO’s should be highlighted and ridiculed too.

    As others have said, I’m a fan of everything you’ve done so far. Don’t relent, continue what you’re doing.

    Reply
  14. Lisa Hansford
    11/27/2015

    Love Breitbart poster!

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  15. Mike Gump
    12/11/2015

    I really like and appreciate your art as well as your message and share with my like minded
    friends (hard to be friends if they cannot tolerate my views) keep up the great work; you have my credit card number and will be seeing it again soon

    Reply
  16. Kristin Campbell
    08/21/2016

    Silicon Valley girls poster for Christmas please and Breitbart on skateboard too!

    Reply
  17. Dion
    01/21/2017

    Too bad people can’t buy that Andrew Breitbart poster. Being a skater and a Breitbart fan, that shit speaks to me. I miss that dude. He had a lot of heart….and balls.

    This is some great art. And, as opposed to the tired leftist sheeple shit, is truly courageous.

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    • Unsavoryagents
      01/22/2017

      YOU CAN THANK THE BREITBART PEOPLE FOR MAKING IT NOT FOR SALE. :/

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      • Dion
        02/04/2017

        WTF is wrong with those people? I went to the Breitbart website just to see if they were selling it–I wouldn’t buy it from them out of principle–and I didn’t see it on their online store.

        So, what, they bought the rights to your work and then decided not to make it available? I guess they didn’t get the memo that theirs, ours, is supposed to be a fight against toxic leftism. Maybe they forgot about Andrew Breitbart’s admonition that “Politics is downstream from culture.” The Breitbart people aren’t going to contribute much to changing the culture, much less the politics, if they are going to be counterproductive, slimy, dick heads.

        Shit.

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        • Unsavoryagents
          02/04/2017

          I DON’T KNOW WHY PEOPLE DO THE THINGS THEY DO SOMETIMES. I WISH I KNEW HOW TO HANDLE SITUATIONS MORE POLITICALLY BUT … I GUESS WE ALL HAVE OUR REASONS. I CAN DEAL WITH KNIVES FROM THE LEFT BUT WHEN STATIC COMES FROM THE RIGHT IT REALLY TENDS TO BOTHER ME MORE.

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  18. Web Hosting
    03/17/2017

    SABO s caricature of former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi twerking helped launch the conservative website Breitbart California and triggered demands for an apology from a cross section of angry Democratic bigwigs.

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  19. Tammy
    06/21/2017

    I’ll send you some cash when I do it, but I’m taking that Breitbart skater image, printing that bad boy and putting it on my office wall. Screw the newsies with the copyright/trademark/whatevs. Let ’em find me and sue me. You deserve the payment for the creative output. It’s a beautiful tribute to the man and should be seen everywhere.
    Now, how about an image of Paul Ryan genuflecting at the altar of the RINO/Left? Counting corporate cash instead of rosary beads?
    ‘Screw Trump’ chalked onto the soles of his shoes as he kneels?
    Love you, man.

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  20. Pablo Flores
    06/22/2017

    Outstanding work!…there’s no better way to fight back against the left’s BS.

    They think media is solely their domain but art has not limits. I’ll be donating to your work.

    Thanks for what you do and Semper Fi!

    Reply

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