Subject of illustration:
Laraine Newman is a writer, a performer, a founding member of the LA-based comedy troupe the Groundlings and an original cast member on Saturday Night Live. She is on the board of San Francisco Sketchfest, an alternative comedy festival that launched in 2001. She has a prolific career in animation voice-over for box office hits including Despicable Me 3; Monsters, Inc.; and The Secret Life of Pets. She has written for Esquire, McSweeney’s, The Believer and Jewish Journal. In 2021, she wrote and narrated an audiobook memoir, May You Live in Interesting Times.
This is the first drawing I did for the event back in New York City in anticipation of my trip. I was rushing to finish all my previous work commitments and anxious to work for the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop. This drawing is more of a Laraine Newman lifetime drawing, not what she looks like now. She is very beautiful … and very considerate — she was the last person I spoke with one on one when I checked out Sunday morning — but this drawing would be more how her fans would remember her, in character, from TV.
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