Monday 9 August 2010
It really really really brings back childhood memories when my folks used to take me and my sister to Scarborough on caravan holidays!
I remember drawing like mad on these holidays, and used to love going to the souvenir shop, marveling over the t-shirt design you could get printed. I got my mum and dad to get me an Iron Maiden t-shirt as I loved the design. I think this was how I got in to heavy metal!
Anyway, I have been thinking how I used to lie in bed at night, dreaming of becoming an illustrator and caricaturist!
I had this book when I was a kid, and to my public shame, I had nicked it from my local library. I have looked at this book at least once a year since, and it still inspires me.
It is The Complete Book Of Caricature by Bob Staake. Apologies for the bad quality images, they are taken from my iphone.
I have included some David Levine images and MAD favourite, Sam Viviano. This book is still awesome! I have also included the page on Party Caricature. I remember highlighting the pages when I was about 12 or 13, dreaming of doing this as a job, and now I do!!
Posted by Beefy at 10:45