Ball point pen on the morning newsprint

The incomparable David Levine passed away yesterday. The Maestro of pen and ink used his biting wit and tremendous draftsmanship to prod the political elite like no other. I was conflicted about todays doodle. Before I read the news, I was taking a short holiday hiatus until after the new year. if you think it seems like a sacrilege to pick up a pen in the memory of a man who was a god with a pen and nib, I'm not sure I disagree, but I was compelled to draw... and maybe that is the greatest compliment I could give him. Rest in Peace Watch this Read More

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This was an interesting year, marked by a deep recession, the inauguration of the first black US President, an heroic landing of a jet in the Hudson River, the collapse of our banking system, a giant ponzi scheme, Wall Street being bailed out and Main Street being shut out, the New York Yankees winning the world series, the passing of legendary thespians, artists and the king of pop, the escalation of a war in Afghanistan, and as of yet, no health care bill. I enjoyed doodling the people who drove said events, thanks to all who stopped by. ...

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Ball point pen on the morning newsprint

Angelic actress Jennifer Jones passed away yesterday from natural causes. She was one of the biggest film stars of the 40's and 50's. Nominated five times for Academy Awards, she won the Oscar for her portrayal of a nun in The Song of Bernadette. Her off screen life was as turbulent as and interesting as any Hollywood screenplay. The young actress met her first husband, Robert Walker while they were both students of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. They had two sons together, but divorced in 1945. She would marry twice more. In 1949 to famed Hollywood producer David O. Selznick, and in 1971 to multi millionaire, ...

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Ball point pen on this mornings newsprint

I'm in a mad rush this morning...one minute doodle, no time to write, and off to NY, but trust me this is todays big story ...

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Ball point pen on the morning newsprint

Bizarre that on December 15th 2008, one year ago to the day, the big story was about an Egyptian correspondent who stood at a George W Bush press conference in Iraq and yelled “This is your farewell kiss, you dog” before throwing two shoes at our president. (here are my corresponding doodles from one year ago today) Today's news is about Massimo Tartaglia, who threw a souvenir statuette at Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. But unlike Bush, ...

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