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CONAN! 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. play film
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. play film
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 Gallery. (3:15)
Candidates 101 ...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." play films: Giuliani Edwards