Brian Duffy talks to NPR about drawing the Iowa primaries

Des Moines Register editorial cartoonist Brian Duffy has a close up view of the presidential election as a cartoonist in one of the key primary (or in this case caucus) states. He was recently interviewed by NPR about his creative process and how he draws the candidates.

“The first couple of times it will look a lot more like that person. And then as I become more comfortable with them, I’ll stretch their face like a rubber mask,” Duffy says. “I don’t look at them as a person, it really sounds cold and impersonal, but for an individual to be able to draw somebody and make them a set of issues, that’s the best way to do it.”

The audio interview runs under 4 minutes.