Famous/infamous Faces, 1995-2010Book - 2010
With Too Soon ? Friedman finally (none "too soon," in fact) gets hisdue with this fat, beautiful collection that showcases his wide-ranging skillsas a portraitist and caricaturist. Too Soon? is evenly split betweenpolitical celebrities and show-business ones, ranging from Friedman's instantlyiconic "Barack Obama as George Washington" New Yorker cover to brutaldepictions of Britney Spears and her tabloid-filling ilk. Subjects (or targets,depending on how you look at it) for Friedman's pen on the political sideinclude Bill and Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, John McCain, and George W. Bush(with an iconic "W. as Strangelove" image) and his gang. Entertainers includeTiny Tim, Barney Fife, Bob Dylan, Woody Allen, Oprah Winfrey, Barbra Streisand,Jerry Lewis, the Three Stooges, Ellen DeGeneres, and Conan O'Brien. And fallingsomewhere in the gray area between entertainers and political players (you makethe call!) are Rush Limbaugh (who blasted Friedman's George W. Bush image asbeing of "low artistic quality"), Sarah Palin, and Michael Moore.
Publisher: Seattle, WA : Fantagraphics ; London : Turnaround [distributor], c2010.
Branch Call Number: 741.56973/FRIEDMAN
Characteristics: x, 193 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 27 cm.
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