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A new exhibit at the Andersen Enrichment Center in Saginaw celebrates the lighter side of election season.
As I See Them: Political Caricatures features caricatures of political figures all done in the past 10 years by syndicated editorial cartoonist, Mark Stinson of Lansing, MI.
"I fell in love with cartooning when I bought my first Mad Magazine but I had to hide them from my mother; she didn't approve," Stinson said.
After graduating in May 1974, with a BFA in Studio Art, Stinson moved to Houston seeking a career in advertising, but instead landed a position at The Houston Post as the paper's editorial cartoonist.
Stinson started with three cartoons a week and after a year was up to five a week.
During his second year, The Post started syndicating his caricatures nationwide.
Stinson's work was carried by 122 newspapers from the Boston Globe to The Detroit Free Press.
Stinson doesn't consider his caricatures as "art," but rather as a "statement of the essence of the individual I draw at the time they were drawn."
While his caricatures are no longer in syndication, he continues to monitor the political arena and draw for fun.
The exhibit runs through Nov. 9, 2012 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.
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Monday, October 1 2012, 09:24 AM EDT
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