Like many other artists it is necessary for me to work other jobs to make ends meet. Presently I am working as a banquet bartender for an upscale restaurant in the area. Although I am usually busy there are lulls in activity while people are giving speeches, presentations, eating their dinners, etc.. Being a cartoonist in a large crowd of people I am presented with a huge amount of inspiration in the faces of the guests. Sometimes the cartoons are of specific individuals but frequently they are composites. The media used is what is readily available... cocktail napkins, a ballpoint pen, cherry juice, and kahlua

I read recently that the human face has 45 muscles which can be combined to create up to 5000 different expressions. With a room of 200 to 300 people the raw material is more than I could ever need.

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