André Carrilho explains the monumental challenge that caricaturists have to confront every time they pick up a pencil. Here he is:
"Caricature is peculiar in a sense that it has to look like the person you are portraying, there’s no debating. Its’ a specific visual game, and everybody, and I mean everybody, has to get it. In other kinds of visual work one has some leverage, one can argue a specific point of view, a specific taste and aesthetic reasoning. In caricature, it’s not a matter of opinion or taste. A good caricature HAS to be recognizable, independently of the style of the artist."Also, on the question of being shaped and influenced by other artists, Andre puts up and interesting stance:
"Someone has said that one should be influenced by all the art disciplines except your own. I agree."Full interview here.