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

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Wright, Obama & Audience

This was done for last week's New Yorker. Reading left to right; Wright, Douglass, King, X and Obama. I don't usually enjoy "crowd scenes" but I liked drawing this. Frederick Douglass alone is one of the great faces in history and I'd like to draw him again, and larger.


here today, gone tomorrow said...

Very cool. By the way, have you ever watched Spike Lee's "Malcolm X"?

Mike Lynch said...

Gee whiz, whatta juxtaposition of people! From Not Great (Wright), to Great, to Who Knows Yet (Obama). Another bullseye, Richard. And I hope you get to draw Douglass a lot bigger one day. I remember reading his autobio in school and seeing his photo on the ol' Signet school-issued paperback made me think he was mad -- but in a good way!

Rob Tornoe said...

Saw this in the New Yorker, and I loved it as much then as I do now.

And you're Frederick Douglass is great!