The video above aired on CNN several times the last day or so. I am mentioned and briefly shown drawing, followed by a look at the wall of caricatures, for which I am indirectly credited (or blamed). In fact, only a few of the caricatures shown above I actually did (Adrian Grenier, Hill Harper, Dennis and Elizabeth Kucinich, Elijah Cummings, Bill Richardson, Jesse Jackson, and a few others). Most of the CNN people were drawn at the Republican National Convention in Tampa by caricaturist Glenn Ferguson, especially the one of Anderson Cooper, which he complains about on the video. I did the one of Dana Bash where she questions her likeness, but she should have tipped me since I actually made her look better than she does.
I’ll have a full wrap up of this next week sometime after I get a bunch of promised photos sent to me from one of the freelance photographers. There were positives and negatives about the gig, not the least of which was that I have never worked in marker and prismacolor stix in my life, and had to learn the technique on the job. . . and no one told me about using a foam sheet under my drawing until day 3.
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929 New profile pic courtesy of my self-caricature for the Scott Maiko penned article “Gotcha! Mug Shots of Common (but Despicable) Criminals” from MAD 550
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