Tim Newcomb and his “Gaggle of Governors”

December 1st, 2008 by Daniel Barlow · No Comments


Photo: Jeb Wallace-Brodeur/Times Argus

By Daniel Barlow
Vermont Press Bureau
Published: November 29, 2008

MONTPELIER – Tim Newcomb has satirized four sitting Vermont governors over hundreds of political cartoons during his 25-year career – and he usually always feels bad about it afterward.

One cartoon this year showed Republican Gov. James Douglas in a rubber boat literally riding a wave of national party contributions soon after vetoing a bill that would place new limits on campaign fundraising.

Newcomb’s Douglas takes key traits from the real-life politician and transforms them into exaggerated quirks as the cartoon version sports just a wisp of hair, a thin frame and oversized glasses across a childlike face.

“Jim Douglas is such a gracious gentleman,” Newcomb said Friday from his downtown Montpelier studio. “He is such a naturally likeable guy that I find myself apologetic to him whenever I see him.”

Read the rest at the Times Argus Web site.

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