Sixteen months ago, Barry Lamar Bonds was on trial for perjury and obstruction of justice. Less than a month later...it was over.
One guy who was there for the whole thing was California-based artist Norman Quebedeau who, surprisingly, couldn't care less about the seven-time National League MVP.
"I honestly don't have any thoughts about Barry Bonds since the trial. Trials concerning celebrity steroid use don't induce PTSD the way that a lengthy media-saturated murder trial can (not for this sensitive artist, at any rate)," Quebedeau said. "From what little I know, Barry Bonds seems to have gone on with his life. He likes bikes. Good for him. I wonder if he knows Lance Armstrong."
Here are two of my favortites from Quebedeau's collection. To check out the entire album (and I suggest you do), head on over to his website.
This is the defendant after he noticed me sketching him through binoculars from a few feet away.
Sorry about this lousy likeness of the defendant. The others are fairly "true-to-life". Trust me.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
You can follow Norman Quebedeau's work over at his website or through his Facebook page.