Meet Caps Caricaturist Paul Nichols

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Posted May 2, 2013
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Meet D.C. sports fan Paul Nichols, an artist who often draws caricatures during games and tweets out the finished product even before the winner is determined. Nichols draws Capitals, Nats, Wizards and Redskins and even has four of his pictures hanging on the wall at the Greene Turtle at Verizon Center.

“I’ve been a Caps fan since the first season. Went to plenty of games at the old Cap Centre. Worked at a gas station nearby in the mid 80’s and met a lot of people – most notably David Poile – very nice guy. Mike Gartner came in to get gas also and I chatted with him. Very down to earth.”

Nichols, who owns a greeting card company, Trade Greetings Inc, grew up in PG County but now lives just over the Maryland line in Pa.

“Some of the sketches I do while watching a game,” he said, such as Mike Green after scoring a goal, the Caps winning the Southeast Division, or Mike Milbury crying or something else.

Follow him on Twitter@PaulNicholsDC, and check out his website, dcsportsart.blogspot.com for more images. See more of Nichols’ Nats artwork on our brother site, Nationals Outsider.

The 'I ain't movin' text has nothing to do with Brooks Laich's groin injury.

The ‘I ain’t movin’ text has nothing to do with Brooks Laich’s groin injury.

Paul's prediction of what exactly will happen in Game 1.

Paul’s prediction of what exactly will happen in Game 1.

Sing with me: Big John, big John, big John, big bad John.

Sing with me: Big John, big John, big John, big bad John.

adam oates

Coach Adam Oates.

Nichols drew this immediately after Green scored a goal during a game.

Nichols drew this immediately after Green scored a goal during a game.

 

Ben Sumner
Ben Sumner is the editor of Capitals Outsider and a contributor for Gunaxin.com. He also works for The Washington Post and contributes there when he gets a scoop.
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