David Broder illustration by Michael Cavna for Comics Riffs. (Michael Cavna)

If it’s possible to be humble and approachable while also having earned your place on political journalism’s Mount Rushmore, then our Post colleague David Broder embodied that deft ability to be an accessible institution in our midst.

David S. Broder died Wednesday at age 81, his family said, and a newspaper, a city, an industry and a vast readership mourn the profound loss. But we also take time to celebrate his towering legend and legacy.

As Comic Riffs’ own humble tribute to the dean of political journalism, here is a sketch in memoriam. RIP, Mr. Broder. You made -- and make -- so many of us strive to be better: