A Little More Q&A
OK, this time I'll be more serious.
Q. Paul B said...
Which state and local politicians do you enjoy drawing -- and which do you think you ought to draw more often?
A. Not sure about the "ought" part -- I draw what I see and have thoughts about.
Of the local politicians I enjoy drawing, I like Mayor Mark's thin, angular face and tiny horizontal glasses; I've always enjoyed Simon Leis's great bullet head, especially when he's angry and pink; Tarbell is Christmas morning for a cartoonist; Steve Chabot's big stone head and Jean Schmidt's severe bun are trademarks; I have a file full of Roxanne, though none recently; and I'm still getting the hang of the caricature-defying Ted Strickland.
My nonpolitical local favorites: Nancy Zimpher in red plaid and Bengal warden Marvin Lewis.
Gone but not forgotten: Pete Rose, Marge Schott, Nux, Dave Mann, Norm Murdock, Tom Luken, John Mirlisena, Ken Blackwell, Lincoln Stokes, Sam Wyche, Bob Taft and Jerry Springer.