Hedcut = a newsroom abbreviation for "headline cut": a hand drawn, uniquely stylized pen and ink illustration, used only by the staff illustrators at The Wall Street Journal. Authentic WSJ stipples are never digitally generated.
I am a senior staff illustrator at the WSJ, one of only 5 illustrators creating authentic hedcut portraits.
msnbc aired a funny segment about the grumpy cat hedcut I drew for the WSJ, but ... what's a big deal? I did grumpy hedcuts before!;-)