Thursday, March 10, 2011

Your Old Caricature from USN&WR for Today

I did this for USNews back when, around the time Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, American Political Genius Deluxe, gathered his forces and shut down the government in a budget fight with Clinton. Or more likely it's from somewhat later, when Gingrich was out as Speaker and suddenly had some time on his hands to go camping and roast wienies.
He's fun to draw, with that enormous, tetradodecahedral head and that teeny, obnoxious mouth. It's one of the few old caricatures that I'm completely satisfied with (it's now in the private collection of Herblock Prize winner & Pulitzer almost-winner Matt Wuerker). If I was still doing caricatures regularly I'd be jumping around in a fit of joy now that he's considering a run for president. It's pure selfishness, I know. But faces like this are wasted in the private sector.

3 comments:

paul bowman said...

Hope you're not going to sit on the sidelines for this impending campaign madness. We need you, now more than ever.

If you google tetradodecahedron, this post is like the third hit.

David Apatoff said...

It would almost be worth it.

Almost.

casey said...

Whenever I see or hear Newt now, I'll see your drawing and not get as upset. Thanks :^)