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Drawing Live as Party Entertainment

THE CALLS ARE COMING BACK¬† — And I can not TELL you how happy that makes me! What a gig — drawing live as party entertainment! Not just for the income, now,¬† but even more because it is just a blast to go to the various events — parties, wedding receptions, conventions, trade shows, company picnics — and DRAW everybody! Yow! These photos popped up from a previous time frame, before Covid, before politics were quite so toxic and loathsome, when we were pretty much in normal life. And it was a fun event, too, as was most of routine life back then. Times change, eh? Sad to say. I… Read More

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Interview: Caricature Artist Dennis Porter

Caricature artist interview — a brief and fun discussion with Christina Wald of the Cincinnati Illustrator’s group, some time back… It’s weird to BE interviewed after all these thousands of live events, drawing in retail venues and otherwise sketching someone face to face, because the focus is always the other way — I tend to ask the other party about their world, their job, their interest. That’s because it keeps them facing in my direction, so I can consistently view their faces and get that two-minute drawing done to a level we can both live with… Nobody teaches you that when you start in this fun, oddball business, you learn… Read More

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Let’s Do It AGAIN!

I was invited to draw at a wedding reception for a terrific young couple, Brandi & Seth, back in 2006. Just sketch a couple of hours, gonna be fun. Sure! And it was, too, but… more and more relatives kept stopping by. And the time kept extending… And extending… And extending… — And through it all I had a fabulous time, because the crowd was so upbeat. Lots and lots of bad jokes and family giving other family a hard time. Mucho, mucho laughs on all sides. It was hilarious! There was just tremendous energy, as at most weddings, but this one was exceptional — and suddenly I realized that… Read More

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