1001 Black Men–#472

I saw this guy at the East Bay Alternative Book and Zine Fest. He was chatting with the illustrator and comic artist seated at the table beside me. The first thing I noticed was that he had a gap in his teeth, a feature that always reminds me of Chaucer’s description of the Wife of Bath (in the General Prologue of his Canterbury Tales). The second thing I noticed was that his jacket was closed at the throat with a safety pin. I didn’t hear a thing he was saying, but I sketched him discretely and quickly, and I was able to finish this picture before he walked away.

Ajuan Mance

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