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Kid Cardona

Texas State Caricature Artist

Classic western-style Kid Cardona cartoon (used by permission).

Official State Caricature Artist of Texas

Kid Cardona was designated the official caricature artist of Texas on Feb 11, 1997 for recreating the wild west in his artwork. Kid is a self-taught artist. All Art & Drama Symbols

Quote from Kid Cardona, 2005; "You don't have to be a great artist to do great things with your art - drawing can open a whole world if you learn how to look in simple ways."  

What is a Cartoon Caricature?

Definition of caricature according to Merriam-Webster Dictionary; "exaggeration by means of often ludicrous distortion of parts or characteristics."

What are the elements of a cartoon caricature? Certainly expression, exaggeration, and humor. A more sophisticated caricature has color, perspective, dynamic composition, and sometimes motion.

Texas Artists

Texas also selects state artists for one-year appointments (selections are made by the Texas Poet Laureate, State Musician and State Artist Committee). Since 1990 appointments are made separately for 2D and 3D artists. See a list of official Texas state artists since 1971.