Have you ever met an obscure Legend?

I have.

In fact, Gary Fasen was the man who taught me how to airbrush.

This is where I came from

I learned this trade, over ten years ago, within the trenches of a theme park caricature booth, Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois, just outside Chicago.

I made this video six years ago, a labor of love and gratitude, for my great mentor and friend, Gary Fasen. In it, you'll see several of my colleagues and brethren speak about the man who changed all of our lives.

If you have 30 mins, please take a moment to meet the man that thousands of caricature artists owe a tremendous gratitude. I know I wouldn't be who I am today if it wasn't for him. Still not sure if that's a good or bad thing ;P

Please share this video with those who love biographical documentaries

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Gary Fasen: ExtraordinAIR – The Legacy of a Caricaturist

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14 thoughts on “Have you ever met an obscure Legend?

  1. Aaron Wood

    Awww man. I didn't know he passed away. 🙁 Sounds like an amazing guy. The people in this video are so genuine with their praise and anecdotes.

    Btw Paul, when are you going back to that hairstyle? 🙂

  2. Sharon Strandskov

    Hey, I know that guy around the 11:30 mark! Thanks for sharing this video, and some insight into your inspiration. Seems like a true master of his craft, and I am glad you had the experience of working with him!

  3. Antonio Borunda

    So I need to get back to work but I'll see the second half later… but "can I draw you naked" means something entirely different on a caricature and a body paint right?