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Elmore Leonard
posted: May 31, 2009
Portrait of the great crime novelist for a review of his latest, "Road Dogs" in the NY Times Book Review. I had the pleasure of meeting and working with Elmore 2 years ago while illustrating his 10 Rules of Writing. Despite his look in this drawing, he is a very sweet guy.

18 comments
Marc May 31, 2009
Damn, that's nice, Joe.
Richard A Goldberg June 1, 2009
Really nice. Kinda Rob Saunderish looking.
J.D. King June 1, 2009
"I had the pleasure of meeting and working with Elmore 2 years ago while illustrating his 10 Rules of Writing." Wow! As always, a dead on portrait! With style!
Tim OBrien June 1, 2009
I love this drawing (Saw it over the weekend.)
Dale Stephanos June 1, 2009
Joe, I was just looking at this in the paper. They chose the right guy to draw Elmore - your line reminds me of his writing in that even if there's no connection it's always entertaining
Hal Mayforth June 1, 2009
Masterful, Joe.
Cathleen Toelke June 1, 2009
These black and white portraits are so strong and interesting, Joe. Love them.
Randall Enos June 1, 2009
Nice one Joe.
Robert Saunders June 1, 2009
Saw him with Charlie Rose and remembered your last assignment on his work...he's a delightful character, I liked his instructions for budding writers.
Steve Brodner June 1, 2009
Kill-ler.
Carolyn Reed Barritt June 1, 2009
Great portrait as always. I really admire your line work.
Joe Ciardiello June 1, 2009
Thanks for the comments.
Walter Vasconcelos June 1, 2009
Hi Joe, as always your line work is very elegant .
Richard Downs June 1, 2009
I love your line quality against that big hunk of black.
Graham McArthur June 2, 2009
Wonderful line work and drawing. I love all your work.
TBower June 2, 2009
Too bad Joe, You just peaked with lotsa years left...
Victor Juhasz June 2, 2009
Haven't even picked up my Sunday Times but I'm glad I saw the drawing here. Terrific.
David Flaherty August 15, 2009
Great loose lines Joe. Hi to Sue.
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