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In the 30-minute Smithsonian film Funny Bones: Anatomy of a Celebrity Caricature,
John Kascht draws Conan O'Brien from photos and from life, rendering him in pencil, ink, clay, and watercolor. Also in cheesecurls, vegetables and breastpocket hankies.
A film short created for a Reader's Digest iPAd app. Behind the scenes of an assignment for their annual humor issue.
Drawing Miss Hepburn
John describess a surreal and poignant weekend sketching Katharine Hepburn at her home in
New York a few months before the aged actress retreated entirely from the public eye.
A New York Times/Discovery Channel short by Stephanie Schwam and Academy Award winning director Roger Ross Williams.
The Colbert Report
Segment from the show...
Stephen Colbert and gallery
director Marc Pachter briefly
discuss John's caricature
of Larry King during Colbert's
visit to the National Portrait
...from a series of seven short films for
The Washington Post on the 2008 presidential candidates.
"Kascht makes a good case for LOOKING as a
means of gathering reliable information about our public figures. With an impeccable eye, deft hand and wry commentary, caricaturist Kascht delineates the White House aspirants in a manner more factual than exaggerated. In the process, another portrait takes shape: of the sincere artistic striving at the heart of his funny business."