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Posted by Joshua Glenn  March 16, 2008 08:36 PM

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Amusing drawings of two intellectuals of my (online) acquaintance -- Jason Grote, playwright; and Scott McLemee, critic -- came to my attention this weekend.

McLemee was profiled in the Upfront section of the New York Times Book Review, today. This was the illustration:

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Grote, meanwhile, posted this caricature of himself (by cartoonist Neil Numberman) at his blog, currently titled The Reluctant Mr. Jason Grote:

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Via Hermenautic Circle.

I've always wanted my Globe column to be illustrated with a line drawing of my mug. I'm jealous!

UPDATE: My friend Scott LaP. has created a terrifying line drawing-style portrait of me, based on a photo he took when we worked together at the Globe. (He still works there; I'm a freelancer now.) Despite much trepidation, here it is:

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