ORIGINAL CARICATURE DRAWING OF TRUMAN CAPOTE; Signed by the artist.
1977. Original pen-and-ink drawing on 11 x 14" illustration board depicting Capote as a 1930s gangster wearing a pinstripe suit with combat-style U.S.-flag patch on his left arm, a banded fedora atop his head, and carrying a machine-gun style "violin" case with what looks to be an F-16 protruding from it. Drawn by polictical cartoonist Taylor Jones, presumably for the Charleston Gazette as it is copyrighted as such and he worked for them at the time. Signed and dated 1977 by Jones who currently produces political cartoons for the Hoover Digest. The first three installment of Capote's infamous unfinished novel, ANSWERED PRAYERS, appeared in Esquire in 1975, dropping like a bomb on New York's high society, and marking the beginning of his downward spiral. Perhaps drawn in response to the uproar. Tiny pin holes at corners and mild scuffing along top edge otherwise very nearly fine.