|About The Caricature Guy(s)
Ed Smith (The Main Caricature Guy)
Ed got started drawing caricatures back in the late eighties in Boston's Faneuil Hall while attending Mass College of Art. It was in Art school that Ed attempted to wear a black leather jacket before discovering that he was actually more earthy-cruchy than gothy-punky.
Ed had an agent that would book him and a band of fellow artists on caricature gigs at colleges all over the country. Sometimes going out on tour for weeks at a time, they'd roll into a college town, draw at a party for 4 hours or so and then move on to the next tour date. It was just like being a rock star (except for the compact rental car and gas station food.)
Ed spent several years producing the Multi-Award Winning Building #19 circular. Working on this iconoclastic black and white retail rag taught Ed the quirky parlor trick of selling smoke-damaged broken stuff to people at a significant discount. (To this day Ed can draw Jerry Ellis with his eyes closed).
Along the way, Ed also did a stint as staff cartoonist for the legendary (read: defunct) Editorial Humor newspaper in Cambridge.
Thankfully in response to the impending death of print media, Al Gore invented the internet! With that, Ed was off on a successful career in Creative Director-ing! Today Ed is a principle of 3balls.com (it's not a day job, it's a passion). It's the home of cool golf stuff used, new and memorable. (as well as a bunch of comic strips Ed did- and really should get back to...)