When we tapped illustrator Tyler Jacobson to pull off a riff on Boris Vallejo’s 1983 movie poster for National Lampoon’s Vacation for our September 2011 feature on Rick Perry’s political campaign prowess (The Great Campaigner) we knew that the devil was in the details. By far, this was one of the most random selections of reference photos we had to send to an illustrator (dead coyote, past campaign signs and can you find a horny toad?) but also one of the most fun to see the finished product. Here’s a side-by-side comparison for you to see how we did. Now what’s for lunch?