2014 marked the 5th straight year that Ben B. Schwartz has hired Goofy Faces to draw caricatures of attendees at the annual Spartan Food Show held in Grand Rapids, MI. It goes without saying that Ben B. Schwartz is one of our favorite clients, but I’ll say it anyway. We love drawing for them and many of the same attendees stop by for an annual caricature each time the show occurs in mid July. One of my favorite caricatures to draw each year is the Michigan Apple Queen (top right). There is a new queen every year and I draw them each time. This year’s queen was delightful but got scared when I told her that every new queen was required to sing the Michigan Apple Song in front of all the attendees by the end of the show. The Michigan Apple board would hit her up with this surprise at some point during the show and I was just giving her a heads-up. Bob, Paul and I drew for 5 hours each. Toward the end of the 5th hour, the Apple Queen came back to inform me that she just learned that there was no such thing as a Michigan Apple Song and she had been sweating the whole affair all day long for nothing. I really didn’t think she believed me until that point. Really? You took me serious? Never trust a caricature artist!
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