Friday, April 26, 2013

Kenneth Mahood: Playing Both Sides of the Pond

Cartoonist Kenneth Mahood produced magazine covers inspired by Vincent Van Gogh for Punch in England and for The New Yorker in the U.S. They were separated by thirteen years and a large ocean. Both are informed by Van Gogh's vibrant artistic style, yet each also reflects the distinct sensibilities of the magazine it was designed for. Mr. Mahood knows a good idea when he has one.

Kenneth Mahood, Danger:  You are Now Entering Van Gogh Country
Punch Summer Number 1976

Kenneth Mahood, The New Yorker, July 31, 1989

Note:  Kenneth Mahood didn't know it, but he taught me a real life cartooning lesson back in 1990. See how thoroughly I was out-drawn by him here.


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