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Ken Fallin is an illustrator, whose specialty is caricature. He began his career illustrating the ads and posters of "Forbidden Broadway", with a respectful homage to the style of the legendary Al Hirschfeld. This assignment led to a five year stint at The Boston Herald, where he contributed a weekly arts and leisure drawing to the Sunday edition.
National ad campaigns for American Express and Belvedere Vodka followed. Since 1994, Ken has contributed drawings to The Wall Street Journal. He has also done illustrations for The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, and The New Yorker magazine. Ken is presently doing a weekly theatrical drawing for
Playbill.com. In 2010, he was nominated for an Emmy Award for an animated commercial for CNBC. His work is in the permanent collection at The Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Entries by Ken Fallin

That Face

(0) Comments | Posted September 5, 2013 | 1:37 PM

Sorry, it's been awhile since my last blog.

I have been very busy getting new drawings ready for my first one man show in New York:
That Face, The art of Ken Fallin, Broadway, Hollywood, and Wall Street.

I'd like to show you some of the more than 75...

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Doctor Barbra Streisand

(4) Comments | Posted June 25, 2013 | 2:13 PM

The second Broadway show I ever saw was Funny Girl, starring Barbra Streisand, and even though that was in 1964, I can still remember it and her.

Amazing performer, and I became a big fan from that moment on.

I have drawn Streisand many times for the "Forbidden Broadway" posters,...

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Caricature and Beauty...

(2) Comments | Posted June 14, 2013 | 1:57 PM

Well, I'm still trying to draw caricatures of the famous, and the not so famous.

When I first became aware of caricature, which was mostly from those wonderful Warner Brothers cartoons from the 1930s and '40s, I didn't always know who the caricature subjects were.
I was fascinated by...

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Broadway Season 2012/2013

(0) Comments | Posted May 31, 2013 | 2:49 PM

Here is my drawing of the 2012/2013 Broadway Season:

Top Row: Andrea Martin, (Pippin), Lila Crawford, Anthony Warlow, and "Sandy", ( Annie), David Hyde Pierce, (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike"), Cicely Tyson, ( "Trip to Bountiful"), Bertie Carvel, (Matilda)

Second Row: Holland Taylor, (Ann), Tom Hanks, (Lucky...

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Sigourney Weaver's Nose

(8) Comments | Posted May 20, 2013 | 10:02 AM

People sometimes ask me what feature on a person's face is the most important in creating a caricature.

When I'm drawing a famous face, that's pretty easy, as it would be the feature most people think of when they think of that particular celebrity. Barbra Streisand's nose, Katherine Hepburn's lack...

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I Wish I Could Shimabukuro Like My Sister Kate

(0) Comments | Posted May 13, 2013 | 2:46 PM

The Broadway theatre season officially ended two weeks ago, the Tony Award nominations were announced, and I kept busy trying to draw as many Broadway productions as possible.

Pippin is a real winner of a revival of a fine musical from the early 1970s. I have fond memories of the...

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Bette Midler and Jeff Barry

(0) Comments | Posted April 26, 2013 | 2:22 PM

I love coincidences, and this week I got to draw one of the greatest songwriters of the 1960's, as well as a singer who later made a hit from one of his songs.

I refer to Jeff Barry. Mr. Barry is responsible for the words to some of the most...

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Eric Clapton Gets a Trim (PHOTOS)

(13) Comments | Posted April 22, 2013 | 6:29 PM

In the Wall Street Journal, there is a caricature drawing I did of rock and roll legend, Eric Clapton.

My editors sent me current photos for reference, but I did my own search on the web and found a few that inspired me. The current photos show Clapton...

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Drawing Motown the Musical and The Nance

(0) Comments | Posted April 19, 2013 | 4:01 PM

The Broadway theater scene is currently quite a traffic jam of new productions, vying to open before the Tony Award deadline at the end of this month.

My usual workload is one drawing a week for Playbill.com, but this time of year requires double duty, and even at that, I...

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Kinky Boots and Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly

(0) Comments | Posted April 8, 2013 | 10:17 AM

I had the joyful pleasure of seeing the new Broadway musical, Kinky Boots, this past week. It opened last night to some very good reviews. It's a lot of fun, with Cyndi Lauper's tuneful score, and a big knockout performance by Billy Porter in one of the leading roles.

My...

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Tom Hanks in Lucky Guy on Broadway

(0) Comments | Posted March 29, 2013 | 7:42 PM

This coming weekend, a new play by the late Nora Ephron will open on Broadway. Lucky Guy, starring two-time Oscar winner, Tom Hanks.

My drawing for PLAYBILL. com shows Ms. Ephron watching Mr. Hanks on stage. I love the stage, and I love drawing curtains, theater lights, and scenery. With...

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It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman'

(0) Comments | Posted March 22, 2013 | 8:53 PM

I really enjoy living in New York City, but the winters are cold, so, I am delighted that spring is here at last!

One of New York's treats is the annual "Encores" series at City Center on West 54th Street. If you love musicals, and I do, this is...

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Dick Vitale and Cinderella

(1) Comments | Posted March 10, 2013 | 8:33 PM

It was an interesting week for drawing. I did this big drawing of the new Broadway production of Cinderella for PLAYBILL.com, and a drawing of famed sports announcer/commentator, Dick Vitale for the Opinion Page of this weekend's Wall Street Journal.

I began my association with the WSJ in 1995. My...

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Theatre Drawings

(2) Comments | Posted March 1, 2013 | 4:13 PM

harriet harris cinderella


This past week I did this drawing for The Wall Street Journal of the divine Harriet Harris as the Evil Stepmother in the new Broadway musical, Cinderella.
It is so much fun drawing caricatures of real characters. The fantastic wig designs...

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Playbill Drawings: A Christmas Story

(0) Comments | Posted January 9, 2013 | 1:39 PM

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My name is Ken Fallin, and I'd like to welcome you to my blog, here at The Huffington Post.I am an illustrator, with a specialty in the caricature style, and I'd like to share with you some of my recent drawings...

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