It’s been brought to my attention today that my caricature of Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice Jack Straw was, well, turning into my caricature of former US President George W Bush. I’m not entirely sure how this happened, but I suspect it’s because I’ve been drawing Straw for so long now that I felt confident that the caricature still worked (or so I thought), so I don’t refer back to my photo references. But I had a look, and, yes, there it was – completely wrong. But why Bush? Well, they both have something of the chimpanzee about them perhaps… Either way, I’ve gone and had another crack at Jack and have come up with the caricature below.
Anyway, this gives me an excuse to set up this Straw Poll. Below are my new and old caricatures of Jack Straw – please select your favourite, or at least the one you think looks right. The new one will make it’s debut here on Friday when it appears in my regular Tribune cartoon. If you can’t wait until then, you could have a sneak peak over at tribunecartoons.com.
Comments, as ever, are extremely welcome!