Hi all! First I´m sorry for not updating the blog lately: I´ve been travelling, but I´m back again with some new illustrations to show you.
These are the Smoking Chinese Siamese Twins, the second of a series about Freaks and life in the Sideshow after the Fat Accordion Player, based on real character Baby Ruth Potinco (1904-1941).
Always interested on these performers, I´ve lived one of my dreams last week visiting the amazing Venice Beach Freak Show in Los Angeles.
It´s a small show but full of curiosities: from a sword swallower to a fakir, the two headed snake or the cute Rocky, the five legged dog.
I had the chance to talk with the family who manage it and they are people who really love this type of life and know a lot about this part of American History. It was a big pleasure to meet them.
This is the line drawing: all drawn with nib and a 0,35 Multiliner.
Thanks for reading!