11.01.2007

National Caricaturist Network


This is a preview of a documentary being created on caricaturists. There is not a set date for release or completion, but this trailer has been made available. I get quite excited when I relive this convention, even if only for a few minutes. There is nothing quite like the inspiring NCN conventions.

www.Caricature.org



22 comments:

Luke C. said...

That's freaking AWESOME. I can't wait to see that documentary!

AdamB said...

What a great video. I'm not an artist, but I know I'd have a blast just overlooking everything that goes on. I'd be the guy in the corner that just laughs at everything. :D

Attending an NCN convention is probably better than going to Disney World.

Craig Zablo said...

Very cool. I'm looking forward to the full doc!

Are the NCN conventions open to the public? It would be so cool to see everyone riffing.

bog_art said...

It will be great to be around of all those great artist in the same place.. could you give me the name of the guy who drew the three faces in one caricature at the beginning of the video??..

Joe Bluhm said...

Bog- that would be my good buddy Glenn Ferguson, the "Susan Lucci of the NCN" as referred to in the video.

GlennFergusonArts.com

Marlo Meekins said...

thanks for posting it

Tony said...

boy that stephen silver's way to talk is so unique. where is he from??

Faboun'e said...

that video give me good vibrations to go to work and drawin faces !!! Great ! thanx

Vincenzo said...

Wow...Lonnie did good!!! Can't wait to see the entire film.

Thanks for putting it up Joe.

manuel said...

I LOVE NCN, I WANT COME IN USA!!! I'M SO SAD GUYS ... if you can, take a look on my blog http://lilthing.splinder.com/, or add me on msn duci89_tp@hotmail.com I LOVE DRAW and here in NORTHAFRICA there's nothing for me. :C

ramon s. said...

thanks for posting. i'm for sure gonna grab it when it's done and released.

kinda off-topic, but i was checking out tom richmond's website, specifically his Mad Art section, and one spread caught my eye, the "Dump My Ride" from Mad #456. Is that you?

Anyway, big fan of yours, waiting on that next podcast. Thanks again for posting the video. Later.

-Ramon

KeelanParham said...

Hey, I'll answer for Joe, since he and Tom are both good friends, and I know the answer....that is DEFINITELY Joe in that parody!

bog_art said...

Thanks a lot to take the time for answering my question!!.. I haven't installed the audio in my computer yet, so I couldn't hear his name..

marcobucci said...

That's a great little clip. Although I hope the documentary also goes into the positive merits and disciplines of caricature as an art form, rather than it just having the ability to upset people.

Everybody's gotta be in a Gang said...

It was good to see that again (I was at the convention last month). Knowing that the documentary isn't finished yet, I think Marco makes a good point about only showing the side of caricature which is upsetting. That seemed to be the focus of the clip; and I didn't particularly appreciate the tall, blonde guy who did the piece on Jews as "Jaws"- I think that's just spreading hate, and should be differentiated from exaggerating someone's facial features as entertainment and an art form rather than simply insulting someone.

Joe Bluhm said...

I agree that it could be taken from the negative angle, but I really feel that the spirit of the event will shine through. After hearing the intentions of the documentary and seeing this trailer, I feel that it will be done respectfully, honestly and fun.

As for the "JEWS" drawing, the individual who did it knew the subject, and they were both okay with it. It was a joke that they were fine with, so I see no harm, but I understand that it is a sensetive subject.

Bobby Chiu said...

Dang you guys are goood! I'd love to go one year. Seo said nothing but good things.

Everybody's gotta be in a Gang said...

Ah, it's good to know that it was somebody specific and he was okay with it; you don't get that from the film clip.

Btw, I host a figure drawing night in Bushwick every Monday from 7-10 if you're so inclined. Let me know and I can give you further info. It would be great to have a master there...

Joe Bluhm said...

EveryB...

I'd definitely love to hear more about the figure drawing class. I am in dire need of more life drawing attention! Send me an email from my website. Thanks!

Nils said...

Cool video !
That's a real pleasure to watch it. I'd love to share that moment, wow !
Perhaps, one day...
Anyway, thanks for sharing it !

Ah, yes, another thing :)
YOU RULE ! Great caricatures on your blog, congratulations !

Josh Spencer said...

Thats cool man. I'd love to go to something like that. I had no idea you were so young.

ramanjit said...

hi guru,
i just love the video.ilike your word the most when you said "every body be uniqe........"you are my idel.i like you more then tom cruies now after this video and i like gleen word too.