Wednesday, January 09, 2008

A BRUTAL, BRUTAL CARICATURE!!!!


Man, I should get the Mother Theresa Award for Taking IT on the Chin for Humanity. Why? Because nobody but a world-class altruist would ever share such a spectacularly withering and unflattering caricature of himself with the public! I do it to further the sacred cause of caricature, and to do penance for my sins.

The artist, of course, is John K. Click to enlarge.


BTW, I'm not offended and the reason is that the picture is so doggoned insightful. John's best caricatures always seem to ridicule nature even more than the person he's drawing. The picture shows someone who's full of self importance and doesn't seem to grasp that he's a shapeless bag of guts, doomed to live a pathetically short lifespan and turn to dust. The viewer laughs at the caricature then realizes that he himself is in the same boat.

13 comments:

Adam said...

It comes complete with ear hair and a jingle ball! DeLuxe!!

Dave_the_Turnip said...

Man, i never would have thought there were so many ways to draw someone before i started reading the blogs of what i will call the cartoonist collective.

I reckon it has a little to do with how awesome your acting and expressions are. :)

Some Guy said...

I like your Akira Toriyama eyes, Eddie.

Pete Emslie said...

Judging by this caricature, I think that Robert Zemeckis really missed the boat by not hiring you to play Grendel in his recent animated classic, "Beowulf"...

Kali Fontecchio said...

I watched that- he did it in four nano-seconds. SEE EDDIE, grow a mustache, or at least draw one on!!!

ps- can't wait to see yer family trash can photos!

J. J. Hunsecker said...

Wow. Eddie, are you sure this guy is your friend?

Freckled Derelict said...

Your up for sainthood Eddie!!!
Its all worth it, think of the adoring masses and fawning women!

Eddie Fitzgerald said...

Hunsecker: Interesting comment! I answered in a paragraph I just added to the original post.

Freckled: Very nice of you to say that!

turnabout said...

Everyone sharpen their pencils and give JohnK a dose of his own medicine!

Lester Hunt said...

The picture shows someone who's full of self importance and doesn't seem to grasp that he's a shapeless bag of guts, doomed to live a pathetically short lifespan and turn to dust. The viewer laughs at the caricature then realizes that he himself is in the same boat.

Wow. That's about the highest praise a caricaturist can get!

Jennifer said...

Oops - I thought that one of your kids drew that picture of you when they were younger. Mea culpa. :0

You're right - you do have to be thick-skinned to look at your own caricature. And as for your comment on "living a short life span" - I plan on living for at least another 60 years, thank you very much *j/k*. :P

Ryan G. said...

You seem like a popular subject for John, Eddie. He can probably do these without you present,no?

Barbara said...

what the hell...I laughed so hard at this