Drawing Dallas

Posted on 25 Jan 2007 at 6:02pm
By Mark Stokes Illustrator

Gay ‘toon master meets eye-catching locals and captures them in illustrations



Daddy bearest

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.

Age: 24

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

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