Drawing Dallas

Posted on 16 Jun 2017 at 7:40am

‘Melodic rapper’ Alonzo May has music in his blood MARK STOKES  | Illustrator mark@mstokes.com   Name and age: Alonzo May, 21 Spotted: Lakewood Occupation: Musician Alonzo was born in Dallas to an African-American father and a Mexican mother from the bordertown of Laconia, Mexico. He is the oldest child, with two younger sisters. Musical roots: […]

Drawing Dallas

Posted on 23 Mar 2017 at 7:50pm

If stunning actor/model Jeffrey Irokwe doesn’t look familiar now, he might soon MARK STOKES | Illustrator mark@markdrawsfunny.com Name and age: Jeffrey Irokwe, 22 Occupation: Model, actor Spotted: Cityplace Tall, handsome and talented, Jeffrey was born in Dallas to an American mother and a Nigerian father, a software engineer who came to the U.S. in the […]

Drawing Dallas

Posted on 16 Sep 2016 at 7:40am

Well-traveled, handsome Kevin Luna will forever call Dallas home Name and age: Kevin Luna, 34. Occupation: Massage therapist and student Spotted at: Kalachandji’s on Gurley Avenue Rolling stone: Born in Lubbock to an Italian/Spanish father and a Mexican mother, this handsome Cancer spent his first 17 years there until he moved to Denver to be […]

Drawing Dallas

Posted on 17 Jun 2016 at 7:55am

International traveler Alberto Garcia Olivares struggled with his sexuality, but now accepts his true self MARK STOKES  | Illustrator mark@markdrawsfunny.com Name and age: Alberto Garcia Olivares, 26 Occupation: Freelance artist/server Spotted at: Bowser and Reagan streets This international bon vivant was born in Dallas to a Mexican/Spanish father and a Hungarian/Italian mother. His interest in […]

Drawing Dallas

Posted on 13 May 2016 at 6:15am

Luis de la Fuente mixes a keen business sense with a passion for fun MARK STOKES  | Illustrator mark@markdrawsfunny.com Name and age: Luis de la Fuente, 26. Spotted at: Bowser Avenue with Rolo, his 2-year-old Anatolian Shepherd. Occupation: Real estate agent. Entrepreneurial spirit: Born and raised in Dallas, this self-proclaimed “mutt” is the son of […]

Drawing Dallas

Posted on 22 Jan 2016 at 6:00am

Trans volunteer Dra’darrius Sanders marches to the beat of his own drum MARK STOKES  | Illustrator mark@markdrawsfunny.com Name and age: Dra’darrius Sanders, 21 Spotted at: Hall and McKinney Striking 6-foot-3 Dra’darrius was born in Monroe, La., the eldest of quadruplet — yes — brothers. Dra’darrius is transgender, as is another sibling; another is gay and […]

Drawing Dallas

Posted on 27 Nov 2015 at 7:25am

Getting artsy with Dallasite  Shawn Davy MARK STOKES  | Illustrator mark@markdrawsfunny.com Name and age: Shawn Davyd, 27 Occupation: Hospitality industry Spotted at: 3500 Maple Ave. Born in Dallas, to an Italian father and an African-America mother, slim, 6-foot-tall Shawn has lived here his entire life. He is the elder of twins (his brother Legendd is […]

Drawing Dallas

Posted on 18 Sep 2015 at 7:25am

Gabriel Mendez & Kenneth Denson, on the road to superherodom MARK STOKES  | Illustrator mark@markdrawsfunny.com Names and ages: Gabriel Mendez, 33, and Kenneth Denson, 38. Name of business and when you started it: Red Pegasus Games and Comics opened Nov. 7, 2014. When was your earliest interest in comic books or superheroes?  Gabriel: I have […]

Drawing Dallas

Posted on 14 Aug 2015 at 7:20am

Interior designer Kevin Brown discovered his passion for set design MARK STOKES  | Illustrator mark@markdrawsfunny.com Name and age: Kevin Brown, 45 Occupation: Interior designer and theatrical set designer Spotted at: Uptown Players/Kalita Humphreys Theater This Garland native is a registered interior designer who runs his own business, Studio Brown Designs. Although he works in residential, […]

Drawing Dallas

Posted on 31 Jul 2015 at 6:00am

Char & Emily McGaughy didn’t wait a bit to get legally wed in Texas MARK STOKES  | Illustrator mark@markdrawsfunny.com Names and ages:  Char McGaughy, 31 and Emily McGaughy, 32. Occupation:  Co-owners of Gold Dust Tattoos & Fine Art on Lower Greenville where Char is an artist. Emily is also a freelance writer for AfterEllen.com. Spotted at:  […]