Drawing Dallas

Posted on 19 Sep 2014 at 5:20am

Elliott Puckett was born to dance — sometimes in drag MARK STOKES  | Illustrator Name and age: Elliott Puckett aka Perry Ellis, 21. Occupation: Server and dancer. Spotted at: Cedar Springs and Reagan. Born to dance: Originally from Harrisburg, Penn., Elliott, moved to Ennis (just south of Dallas) at age 5 with his parents and [...]

Drawing Dallas

Posted on 29 Aug 2014 at 7:35am

A spirited Mexican-Irish hybrid. North Texas native Francis McDougall IV mixes kitsch with kitchens MARK STOKES  | Illustrator mark@markdrawsfunny.com Name and age: Francis McDougall IV, 24. Occupation: Cook. Spotted at: Lemmon and Throckmorton. Born in Euless to an Irish father and a Mexican mother, Francis carries on his family name as the fourth in his [...]

Drawing Dallas

Posted on 25 Jul 2014 at 7:30am

Young soulmates Aubry Roach and Timothy Cargill found love early MARK STOKES  | Illustrator mark@markdrawsfunny.com Names and ages: Aubry Roach, 21, and Timothy Cargill, 19. Occupation: Artists. Spotted at: Munger Avenue and Tremont Street. Refugees from oppression: Born and raised in small towns in East Texas, Aubry and Tim both grew up with a strong [...]

Drawing Dallas

Posted on 20 Jun 2014 at 7:35am

Makeup artist and actress Jenine Galante proudly gets in touch with her inner Gaga MARK STOKES  | Illustrator mark@markdrawsfunny.com Name: Jenine Galante Occupation: Lady Gaga impersonator, dancer, singer, actress and makeup artist Spotted in: Junius Heights A transplant from Fairlawn, N.J., Jenine grew up in Arlington, where she started dancing at age 6 at the [...]

Drawing Dallas

Posted on 30 May 2014 at 7:40am

Oklahoman Marquis Prince only recently brought his Pride to Dallas MARK STOKES  | Illustrator mark@markdrawsfunny.com Name and age: Marquis Prince, 22 Occupation: Salesperson/Server, Entertainer Spotted: Beltline Road and Marsh Lane Born in Oklahoma City and raised in Spencer, Okla., tall, flamboyant Marquis Prince is hard to miss. His bright smile and great laugh are two [...]

Drawing Dallas

Posted on 04 Apr 2014 at 7:55am

SMU sophomore Peter Ngo calls Dallas home — for now MARK STOKES  | Illustrator mark@markdrawsfunny.com Name and age: Peter Ngo, 20 Spotted at: Greenville Avenue and Mockingbird Lane. Tall, radiant Aquarius Peter Ngo was born in Saigon, Vietnam, and moved to the Dallas area when he was a toddler. When people first meet him, they [...]

Steers and queers

Posted on 04 Apr 2014 at 6:15am

The Dallas International Film Fest includes some gay films in its lineup, two with Texas ties   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor Last year’s Dallas International Film Festival was an orgy of gay content, and while this year’s version — which started this week and runs through April 13 — isn’t quite so flush [...]

Drawing Dallas • 02-14-14

Posted on 14 Feb 2014 at 7:55am

Singer Carlos Saenz doesn’t just work at Fit Foods — he lives for a healthy lifestyle MARK STOKES | Illustrator Name: Carlos Saenz III Occupation: Nutritional coach at My Fit Foods Spotted: Oak Lawn and Lemmon avenues Tennis, anyone? A native of Brownsville, this exquisitely handsome and talented Scorpio has made Dallas his home for [...]

Drawing Dallas

Posted on 25 Oct 2013 at 9:25am

Boo-tiful trainer Robert Elorduy dresses up for fun — and undresses for bodybuilding events MARK STOKES  | Illustrator mark@markdrawsfunny.com Name and age: Robert Elorduy, 40 Occupation: Personal trainer, massage therapist Spotted: Lakewood Social responsibility: Born and raised in El Paso, this handsome, sculpted Libra was the first in his family to graduate from college, where [...]

Drawing Dallas

Posted on 26 Jul 2013 at 10:15am

Dog-loving fashionista John Conte lives his life out — and in style MARK STOKES  | Illustrator mark@markdrawsfunny.com Name and age: John Conte, 34 Occupation: V.P. of Education at Wade College Spotted at: Holland Avenue and Reagan Street, walking his pugs, Albert and Victoria Fashion sense: Born and raised in the Big Apple, this exquisitely handsome [...]