ABOUT ED SMITH, THE 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-crunchy 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.
Ed continues to draw caricatures all over the place. He lives in downtown Plymouth Massachusetts.
Ed’s Best Work
Above all else, Ed is a proud Dad to these 4 lunatics.