I was asked (by a thoughtful wife) to come draw at the Palm in Philly for her husband's birthday. They were coming into town by limo, for a nice steak dinner, and he had no idea it would be at a restaurant famed for its walls of caricatures and cartoons---or that a caricaturist would be waiting to draw HIM!
They (and their children's photos) were my only subjects, so I was able to do an 18' x 24" extravaganza of their night for them, before they sped off for a spot of gambling at a nearby casino. Guys, don't you wish your wives treated you so well on your birthdays? :-)Before they arrived, I had time to sip an old-school Coke and admire the walls:
One large image caught my eye:
It's by my beloved Dr. Suess!
Here are some Philly heroes:
It turns out that not only celebs adorn the their wall---if you eat there often enough, you can too. While I chose not to have a meal, my clients raved over the food and it certainly smelled fantastic. And the piece of chocolate cake I did have was pretty scrumptious.
There are Palm restaurants all over the country...wonder how they get their caricatures? Hmmmm...