I was listening to the latest In Our Time podcast yesterday where Melvyn Bragg and guests were discussing the fish-tetrapod transition and it occurred to me I was listening to a tetrapodcast. I’m Allan Cavanagh and I have been professionally producing caricatures and cartoon art for over 20 years. Want to order a caricature? Click … Read more
This was a birthday gift commission of the chap in the blue t-shirt pictured with his favourite band, The Rolling Stones! At this stage the Rolling Stones have such lived in faces they are a caricature artist’s dream. This was commissioned before Charlie Watts passed away and I finished it just shortly afterwards so that was a bit bitter-sweet.
Included in this caricature is The Jolly Boys Outing poster from Only Fools and Horses as the birthday boy is a fan of the show. He’s holding his favourite beer and his t-shirt has a little nod to Dublin’s iconic Poolbeg Chimneys (I draw them so frequently they’re clearly a massive part of the Dublin psyche and on those grounds alone they should be preserved).
I really enjoyed drawing this piece and it went down really well with the subject:
“The caricature arrived in time. Dad is over the moon with it. I love it and my Mam thinks it’s great. Dad is thrilled. It really made his birthday.
Thank you so very much.”
Below is the framed piece just before shipping. All my framed pieces are professionally packaged by Carabay Packaging here in Galway and shipped via DPD.
GODZILLA VS. KONG: WHY DID YOU SAY THAT NAME??
Watched Godzilla Vs. Kong last weekend. It was terrible. I loved it. Nothing made any sense. It was like 20 writers wrote their own scenes without checking each other’s work to see if they were contradicting each other. No one concept that’s set up survives to the end of the movie. Who cares? Once you see a giant gorilla punching out a giant lizard (it really reminded me of the video of the guy punching the kangaroo to save his dog, which remains one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen) a plot that makes sense is a vanishing requirement. In fact you can nearly just turn it off after that punch. It’s hilarious.