Saturday, February 4, 2012

7 Days of Bob: Accurate caricature

Dad was president of the North Dakota Newspaper Association nearly 20 years ago.  At his going-away banquet, the board gave him this framed, poster-sized cartoon composed by an old friend of my parents, Steve Stark of the Fargo Forum.  My sisters and I enticed Dad to pull it out a couple weeks ago so we could use it as the basis of a "remember-it's Bob's b-day" mailing.  

I think we had all forgotten how accurate the likeness is and was:  ... the ubiquitous turtleneck with grey sport coat, the red curls and the white beard, the rolling pica tape and the layout ruler in breast pocket, the Coke can, the paper-strewn desk, the honest enthusiasm in his smile.

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