Caricature artist accentuates individual uniqueness

Friday, October 25, 2013 | 1:27 p.m. CDT

HANNIBAL — Jeff Niffen is an illustrator by trade and an astute people watcher. The soft-spoken artist from Pike County makes a study of facial features, looking for nuances that set people apart from the crowd. He then uses these unique traits, exaggerating them just a bit, in order to create caricatures that not only represent who the people are but also what they're doing at the moment.