|About the Book|
This first collection of Marie Woolfs masterful watercolor and pencil illustrations of women in the news reflects a lifetime of editorial and artistic evolution. One of the things about this one-of-a-kind editorial caricature is that only a womanMoreThis first collection of Marie Woolfs masterful watercolor and pencil illustrations of women in the news reflects a lifetime of editorial and artistic evolution. One of the things about this one-of-a-kind editorial caricature is that only a woman could pull it off. No man would ever get away with Woolfs point of view about the women in the news behind these portraits—they’d be pilloried as misogynists. For Woolf, it’s simply about equal editorial time for equal importance.The Internet is a multidimensional canvas, applications such as Photoshop and Flash are modern tools—but Woolfs signature editorial caricature is an homage to the exquisite watercolor backgrounds and sketchbooks of early animation from Disneys Bambi to the Fleischer brothers Popeye the Sailor short feature films of the 1930s. In a day of quick, cheap and easy, Woolf proves that fine art and illustration “reproduces” on todays HD digital screens and mobile devices even more beautifully than in even the finest and most expensive print. In Year One, full-color and grayscale (black and white) versions of these editorial portraits were published exclusively to paid subscribers, with images also posted within related Woolf columns at the Huffington Post, the world’s largest online newspaper. This anthology comprises the complete first year of Woolfs editorial portraits for this Woolf Media feature, launched in March, 2012. Images are scalable on handheld devices, with a Table of Contents for the art, foreword and information for ordering fine art prints. She has been the founder, CEO and creative director of numerous enterprises, and is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post, in addition to producing original content for global syndication and individual user subscriptions. Woolfs work as a creator, humanitarian, political and Internet cartooning pioneer has been widely featured in international print and broadcast media and have attracted tens of millions of viewers and unique visitors to them.