are letters, both those in praise of his work and the sharply critical. One is from Judge Lance Ito, thanking Callahan for the books he sent after the cartoonist heard the judge ask during the O.J. Simpson trial: 'Why do I feel like I'm in the middle of a Callahan cartoon?'" In many ways, this sort of thing can be the highest honour for a cartoonist. It is also, though not exactly the same, the kind of behaviour that finally drove Ralph Steadman from political cartooning. When the subjects of your work start calling, wanting the originals as a kind of trophy you have to wonder if something isn't quite working.