1001 Black Men–#157

Here’s another portrait inspired by the Blue Danube Coffee House in Alameda. (I’m still a little disappointed that this cafe no longer calls itself Java Rama. The old name was so much more fun to say!) Over the weekend I made a quick stop at the coffee house, just to see what kinds of tea were on the menu, now that the place was under new ownership. Waiting at the counter was the man who inspired this drawing. I was immediately struck by the curious fact that he had almost the same haircut as Roy Orbison, except that his hair was super curly and Roy Orbison’s hair was completely straight. I offer this drawing as a salute to the brotha with the Roy Orbison hair. If you happen to see this, you know who you are.


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