With the UK General Election only weeks away, I’ve spent a while today constructing cartoon images of prominent people. I fairly soon gave up trying to draw them myself, but instead found suitable photos of them online, and then (using an ancient version of PaintShop Pro) started brightening and increasing contrast in them, and drawing lines for emphasis as features (e.g. noses) started to vanish.
I started with Nigel Farage (which I may re-do), and then did David Cameron, Boris Johnson, and Alex Salmond. I also got hold of Hillary Clinton, Jean-Claude Juncker (the new EU president), and Vladimir Putin, but didn’t make cartoons of them. I chose photos of them which had their mouths open, like they might be talking.
Here are my 4 new cartoons characters:
I’ve also got Lana del Rey, Humphrey Bogart, and Clint Eastwood. They may be needed to intervene forcibly. Deborah Arnott and Stanton Glantz will be no trouble (I’ve already got a prod-nose Arnott)
So, first question is: Any suggestions for other cartoons? I haven’t done Obama (yet), because he’ll only be around for another 2 years. If you know of a photo of someone’s face, directing me to it would help
Second question. Jltrader sent me a whole bunch of smoking-related pdfs a day or two back, and it reminded me that an awful lot of data that’s buried in comments would better be placed in a Reference section of this blog.
So today I fought with WordPress’ menu creation procedure, and eventually managed to create a top level References menu under the banner at the top, with two sub-menus under it. All the pages are currently empty. Comments can be left under them
The second question is: What would make for a good sub-menu item under References? Examples might be WHO, Tobacco Control, etc, etc.
I haven’t tried making sub-menus under sub-menus yet, but I think it can be done.