The Confessions of a Caricaturist, Vol. 1

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Author: Harry Furniss
Published: 1901
Language: English
Wordcount: 84,650 / 253 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 67.1
LoC Category: NC
Downloads: 449
Added to site: 2009.07.17
mnybks.net#: 24719
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Biography, Humor
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e weight of the lumps of metal dangling in his coattail pocket kept him from collapsing. Suddenly he dived his hand into the pocket and produced a piece of steel, which he thumped on the table. "Bother the paper! Here is my steel, and I'll tell you how I made it!" So would it be with a caricaturist. After a struggle he would say, "Bother words, words, words! Here is a pencil, and here is some paper. I'll show you how I caricature."

Personally, I have no objection to being caricatured--I frequently make caricatures of myself. Nor have I any objection to being interviewed--I interview myself. What else are these pages but interviews? I confess I fail to see any objection to a legitimate caricature or a legitimate interview. On the contrary, I look upon interviewing by an experienced and sympathetic writer as invaluable to a public man who is bringing out something novel and of interest to the public at

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