Tony Millionaire's Portraits of Musicians

Cartoonist discusses his drawings of Bob Dylan, Lou Reed, David Byrne and more
© 2011 Tony Millionaire

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Tony Millionaire is best known for his syndicated comic strip Maakies and his Dark Horse Comics series Sock Monkey, but over the years, he's made his living mainly as an illustrator drawing portraits for a variety of publications including The Believer, The New Yorker and The Wall Street Journal. His latest book, 500 Portraitspre-order it from Fantagraphics – collects the best images from this body of work, including drawings of literary figures, politicians, Hollywood stars and fictional characters. In this gallery featuring some of his best portraits of musicians, Millionaire discusses his subjects – including Bob Dylan, Simon and Garfunkel and Lou Reed –and how their work inspired him, or in at least one case, changed the course of his life.

– Matthew Perpetua

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