In October of 1990 The Lovley Anna and our baby girl Elizabeth moved back home to the Twin Cities in Minnesota from Atlanta, where I had been managing a caricature operation for Fasen Arts at Six Flags Atlanta. The next summer I opened up my own caricature concession operation at Valleyfair, a local theme park southwest of Minneapolis. This summer will be our 17th season at Valleyfair. The booth above was built in 1993 as our third location in the park. I worked there yesterday on an unseasonably sweltering day. Here are a few of the live ones I did. They aren’t really very good… my live style has changed a lot in the last 5 years as a result of disuse and a drop in a need to find artistic satisfaction in these quick sketches. I have some fun with them, but mostly I just like to bang them out in very simplified, cartoony form. I certainly don’t do any pre-sketching and just let the lines fall where they may, which results in asymmetry and some awkwardness.
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