Like I wrote this past weekend, I haven’t drawn Stephane Dion many times. Yesterday I thought I’d practice by doing a few pencil sketches. He’s pretty good for cartoonists — he’s got beady eyes, a Joe Clarkesque mushroom top full of hair, some defined eyebrows (unlike Bob Rae), a pretty good overbite, and a nice space between the bottom of his nose and his upper lip. He’ll be fun to draw. Some cartoonists, namely Serge Chapleau of the Montreal’s La Presse, is famous in Quebec for depicting Dion with rat like features, especially after the controversy he stirred after drawing up the Clarity act on the conditions leading to provincial secession.
Above is a cartoon I drew of Dion in 1996 shortly after he became Chretien’s minister in charge of unity.
Here’s one I drew in August 1997 illustrating on a letter exchange between Sovereigntist Bernard Landry and Stephane Dion. Note the backpack on Dion’s shoulder. Dion was mocked for coming to Ottawa after years as a professor armed with his backpack.