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, April 26, 2010

Your Unnecessary Spot Illustration of the Day, or, Goldman Sacked

Swell pun, huh? I did this for the New Yorker some years ago to illustrate an article about the history of Goldman Sachs, with some emphasis on the firm's culture of secrecy. And now I don't remember exactly what the auction angle was. But I do remember the story wasn't exactly complimentary. I post it to show that there's no important news story that I haven't illustrated, whether I can remember why I did it or not. I got so many piles of old drawings lying around that I might as well post 'em because I don't know waht else to do with them. I do know that I'm happiest with the little pink ears on the guys in the back row there.


Lesley Vamos said...

brilliant drawing, I love that pen and ink style ^_^

Robert Gidley said...

Looks like it was in the March 8, 1999 issue, which requires a subscription to read the whole thing.

The summary says the article makes the point, "greed is bad." Maybe they were auctioning greed? I never understand finance stuff...