Beasts & Priests

 BEA9   (Fantagraphics, 2005)

™ and © 2005 Jim Blanchard

Billed as “A Collection of Portraiture by Jim Blanchard”, this art book features various headshots drawn in a similar pixilated style as Drew Friedman drew for his Any Similarity to Persons Living or Dead is Purely Coincidental. Some drawings are generic, such as a hunter with a gun, but most are definitely recognizable as some celebrity. Some like his drawing of Willie Nelson resemble a photograph, as the drawing is so precise. Others, like his drawing of Henry Kissinger are exaggerated to give a bigger nose and droopier eyes and jowls. Great for fans of caricature.

— Mark Arnold

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B&W; ca. 2005 Jim Blanchard