Posts Tagged ‘cartoon’


On my favorite holiday I get to do my favorite thing under a white tent on the village green in Glencoe.  Yeah!  And I get to work in color on this colorful day!  Thank you, Robin.

As you can see,  I drew mostly kids.  You can also see by their reaction to the drawing that they knew what a caricature is.   Sometimes I hear parents explaining to their kids that a caricature is a cartoon of you.  Not here.  Everybody here knew the difference.  So, let me make one thing perfectly clear (hmmm): a caricature is not a cartoon.

Glencoe2I enjoyed drawing the sophisticated kids there in Glencoe, but on this post I’m leading with the picture of a new dad with his ten-week old daughter…because it’s so funny.  The reason it’s funny is that I drew him as the opposite of what he actually was.   He was totally devoted to this baby, very attentive and a virtuoso with the pacifier.  To make this point, I drew him as just the opposite–overwhelmed and confused.  You know, how you sometimes express the opposite of how you actually feel?  That’s it.  It’s called irony.

He and I chatted about how calm and alert the baby was.  Well, no wonder, with a dad like that. We also agreed that she completely upstaged him.  He was in a supporting role and she was the star. And he wanted it that way.  Lucky little girl.  That’s why I drew her so big and solid.

It was a great Fourth!———————————————————-



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The Francesca’s Restaurants are always lovely.  This one was in Northbrook. Estelle was turning seventy and her daughter 13MichelleW12Michelle invited her closest friends.  It was a semi-surprise party.  Estelle expected just a few of the family and then—oh, my !—there was a whole room full, about thirty people. I drew most of them.  An interesting  bunch.  One of the people I drew was a cartoonist named Ken Krimstein, who has had SEVEN cartoons published in The New Yorker.  Ok, does everybody know how hard it is to just get one in and what a jaw dropping achievement seven is?!!  Being a subscriber, I was able to describe his latest cartoon, recalling the detail of the woman sitting in her kitchen.  That was fun.

Happy Birthday, Estelle!  Thank you, Michelle.

(Above, Rabbi Shlomo and his dancer wife, who got the extreme treatment from me precisely because they were sooooo refined and gracious.  It’s in the rule book.)


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