Gay ‘toon master meets eye-catching locals and captures them in illustrations
Who: J. C. West knows the importance of a hearty breakfast.
Occupation: Formerly a high-level manager. Now restores vintage homes.
Two-wheeler enthusiast: Rides a black Yamaha 1100 BC. Calls it “The Boy.”
Papa’s baby: Has a “schnorgie” (schnauzer-Yorkshire terrier mix) whose nickname is “Daddy’s Girl.”
Going West: J.C and his partner are in the process of moving to Guerneville, Calif. (aka “The Lazy Bear Capital”).
The lion king
Who: Reward Sibanda, Christ For the Nations theology student from Zimbabwe. Sibanda means “lion” in Ndebele.
Moolah-making gigs: Valet parker and wedding videographer: “Sad affairs, those.”
Interests: Media and religious writings.
Foreign-exchange motto: “Afrikanism does have its perks.”
This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition October 26, 2007