LIBRARY Program Directory.
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3w ago
Bill Dougal programs for libraries are listed on The Connecticut Library Consortium. Of course the programs are for more than libraries. Parks and rec, schools, senior venues etc. Anyone can view it without an account. How? Visit https://www.ctlibrarians.org/ Then resources tab. Then Program directory. Then "Bill Dougal". Se what Bill does besides caricatures. The directory iis for performers and speakers who offer programming for Connecticut libraries, schools, and other organizations. You can find authors and artists, entertainers of all types, lecturers and expert speakers, and so much more ..read more
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August 28th, 2023
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11M ago
BERET problems, are on the top of my mind I wear a beret at Fairs, so folks will know I'm an artist. {rare at a fair}, That's my uniform. I'm not saying that's ALL I wear. My beret is wool. It can get hot in the summer. I don't like to be hot headed, so look for options. I had a mesh one, but lost it. Couldn't find similar on line. I get berets from John Helmer co. They have an oversized french beret I wear. They say another model is fine gauge cotton. I got it in time for Brooklyn fair. I don't wish to berate the beret, but not as cool as I had hoped. Plus, it was a bit tight. I remembered a ..read more
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CARICATURIST ADMITS MISTAKE.
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1y ago
The Process (Political) Caricature.   I was asked to create a political cartoon recently. It involved a caricature, but surprisingly I didn’t know it. Every message cartoon does not use caricature. Messages are not inherent in caricature. However exaggerated drawings of particular public figures are often shown in situations meant to sway opinion. Caricatures of regular folks, ordered online for gifts is my usual work. Lawyer Randall Carrreira had an opinion and asked me to represent it visually for publication. My job was to draw a wide mouthed person shouting, “We don’t need no stinking ..read more
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Bill on a podcast
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2y ago
Here is the link. This tight 20 minute interview is worth a listen. Brian Scott Smith is a very professional interviewer, and caused me to respond with some interesting insights. The custom caricature service was featured, but we also touched on my music, videos and books. Connecticut East This Week is a weekly news podcast covering the stories and community of Eastern Connecticut. Everyone loves Brian's Brittish accent. https://www.brianscottsmith.com/ Here's a caricature I did of  Brian Scott Smith ..read more
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VIRTUAL CARICATURING
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2y ago
Yes, it’s possible. 20 years ago I wouldn’t have said that. But now technology has made it possible, and the pandemic has made it needed. Virtual events have been successful, and we think they’re here to stay. Let’s go back in time. Picture a caricature artist drawing at an easel among party guests. Onlookers are entertained, and the sitter walks off with a personalized portrait. This can work in a similar fashion in the virtual world. Now picture the caricature artist joining your meeting or party on zoom, or a similar platform. He signs his camera in as well, so you can all see the likeness ..read more
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