The Odd Couple Part 2
Steve Brodner called me Friday to say that he had posted his Odd Couple for NATIONAL JOURNAL on Drawger only to get a quick message from someone informing him that my Odd Couple for ROLLING STONE had just come out that day as well. And they looked like kissing cousins. We had a good laugh about it and frankly I felt a curious type of pride in the unintended unison of concept here. What I found most remarkable was that we had both adjusted, for different reasons, our images from the original movie poster composition, by flopping the positioning of the Oscar/Felx characters.
Steve used the basic theme as a takeoff point for some improvisation on the character attitudes. Our intention at RS was to spoof the movie poster as much as possible, with some additional props/side gags mushed into the image to make it relate more to Newt and Mitt. I was very fortunate to find some less than robotic expressions of Mitt in photo searching that matched very closely Jack Lemmon's in the poster. This was an illustration that was improvised on even in the finished stages.
Now that Perry has disappeared my only hope is that Newt carries this fight for as long as he can because he too is a special gift to satirists and caricaturists.
Once again, a great working assignment with RS and Steve Charny.
Were it not for the uniqueness of this situation I would have held off posting this till my other one got off the front page. So apologies in advance.