I went to work at two in the afternoon at the [Times] Picayune and worked for Rusty Collier, the staff artist in charge. We had about a four-person art department there. And she was wonderful. She defended me when I missed deadlines and kept me from getting fired on several occasions. But it was a fun job because I worked with the news staff. I could remember on a couple of occasions, in order to get a mugshot of a deceased on the cover, I had to open the deceased eyes. The photographers would bring me the photograph and I would retouch the eyes open. So that it looked . . . the person looked alive. Well, you couldn’t do that in these days.
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