The Retirement Gift

 The Loveable Minister

The Loveable Minister

Back in the day when I made caricatures on real paper, I handed over the original artwork for this cartoon portrait to the client without scanning it to keep a digital version for my portfolio. Well, I came across the original blue pencil drawing I made and decided to ink it all over again so I could show you what a great retirement gift a caricature can be!

Of course, I don’t aim to make people look goofy in my caricatures.  My approach is to make images that posit an empowering interpretation of the people depicted. This beloved church minister was famous for riding his bike everywhere, reading lots of books, and delivering his sermons with a great sense of humour. The congregation commissioned this cartoon portrait as a retirement gift to honour his service to the community.

-- Scott Mooney