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.
WSJ. Magazine hedcuts by Noli Novak, WSJ portrait artist
I am more than honored to draw hedcuts for the fabulous WSJ. Magazine. "The Columnists" page appears in every issue and it features 6 hedcuts. Here are just a few of my drawings from August and September issues.