The blog of Richard Thompson, caricaturist, creator of "Cul de Sac," and winner of the 2011 Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year.

Monday, February 25, 2008

On The Bus

This was for the New Yorker last week. I kept redrawing it because of 11th hour panic, which is where the caricature suddenly ceases to look like its subject just as you're finishing it. I couldn't get his smile right. This is close enough.


here today, gone tomorrow said...

You got it. I've been feeling a little frightened of his teeth, and you captured that.

Mike Lynch said...

With the big forehead and jowls, he really does seem bigger than those around him. Here, he looks like some kinda Lewis Carroll nightmare creature. I think you did a great job, Richard.

richardcthompson said...

Thanks! Yeah, those teeth. He doesn't have a huge bit radius, but it looks like his biting force is probably measured in the thousands of pounds, just from the excessive jaw musculature. But I'm just guessing.

Illustrating Lewis Carroll would be the most fun job imaginable. Or Voltaire's Candide.