The New Yorker shared an image Thursday of their cartoon honoring Alan Rickman, who passed away from cancer at 69 that same day. The artists at The New Yorker have really been called upon to come up with poignant drawings recently, since David Bowie also died earlier this week, also from cancer.
Rickman was famous for many roles, but was frequently cast as more of a character actor than a leading man, often in a villain's role. He was interesting, nuanced, and more fun than the hero, every time. In this cartoon, two of his most famous oppositional heroes get together to reflect on the yin to their yang:
That's Harry Potter drinking a butter beer and John McClane sipping on something iconic to Die Hard. (Whiskey? Water? Who here is a die hard Die Hard fan?)
And if you missed it, here's their cartoon honoring Bowie, who is amongst the stars now: