It’s the third Thursday of August, and time to post some Secret Stash material on Patreon. This month, I’m posting a whole lot of caricatures, mostly drawn for the New York Observer’s Eight Day Week column, which I illustrated from 1995 to 2008.
David Chelsea is watching:
with Bill Murray
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Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch, who died this week, appeared frequently in The New York Observer’s Eight Day Week column during the years I was illustrating it. After leaving office he wore many hats, including restaurant and movie critic; I suspect he’s giving the thumbs-up gesture in the above drawing in that capacity.
David Chelsea is listening to:
Switched on Bach
by Wendy Carlos
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The Ghost of Rudy’s Future Past
This comic page from early 1995 is not exactly for hire, since I was working from my own concept rather than a client’s, but I put it in that category anyway because I was paid money for it. I had been a regular illustrator for The New York Press for about a year when they started a feature called Comic Of The Week; this little piece of satiric fantasy (the kind of thing Steve Brodner does in his sleep) was the first and only concept I was able to sell them before I left New York, and the paper, later that year (I was told the editors only wanted to work with New York-based artists, but within a few years they dropped that policy and l was able to work for them again).
Continue reading Comics For Hire #4: Rudy Giuliani, Future Ex-Mayor