Occupational Hazards of Being A Cartoonist

I had an Idea for a cartoon about Pat Robertson and Bill O’Reilly.I’ve never drawn a caricature of either one before, so I went looking for a clear image of Pat Robertson. Not wanting to Google “Pat Robertson”, I first checked out the old blogroll to see who had something I could work with, and I eventually ended up at Bartcop . Here is the first attempt, a ballpoint pen sketch…

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The problem with trying to create a good likeness of Pat Robertson, is you have to keep looking at a picture of Pat Robertson.I had to take a break and shower off. Maybe I need to invest in one of those “Eye Wash Stations” that they have in High School Science Labs.Well, it was back to the drawing board to rework the image, and I got this far before I had to stop.I’m not satisfied… The hair is off, the forehead is off, but a person can only look at a picture of Pat for so long before it is toxic to the eyebones….

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Not wanting to abandon the whole idea for the cartoon, I checked in at Sweet Jesus, I hate Bill O’Reilly to look for a clear image. They had a picture that was sufficient, so I started sketching. I’m not sure which is worse, staring at a picture of Pat Robertson or staring at a picture of Bill O’Reilly…I’m not completely satisfied with the likeness, but I can’t look at their mugshots anymore today…

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Now you know why I haven’t drawn any caricatures of Tom Delay yet!


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