When caricature isn’t just a laughing matter

Death noted: David Levine, incomparable caricaturist for The New York Review of Books, at age 83 in New York. Levine was a personal hero of mine, especially for his work during the Watergate and Vietnam War eras — he may be most widely remembered for depicting LBJ pulling up his shirt to reveal a gallbladder scar in the shape of Vietnam.

Until macular degeneration degraded his output in recent years — a sad story indeed —  Levine’s unblinking eye and unerring hand captured the seriocomic essences of thousands of newsmakers past and present. Here are three examples from North Carolina:




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