March 3, 2012
CHARLES MINGUS, THE UNDERDOG. One of the ten-dollar sketches I do; you can buy one here, and see all the ones to date here. There wasn’t a suggestion; I’ve been trying to draw black figures I look up to for Black History Month (I’m behind). Charles Mingus is one of the greatest American musicians of the 20th century and all the other centuries too. He was the only person ever to be kicked out of Duke Ellington’s band. He’s an amazing person, and like most of the geniuses of jazz, his was an amazing story that ended sadly.

CHARLES MINGUS, THE UNDERDOG. One of the ten-dollar sketches I do; you can buy one here, and see all the ones to date here. There wasn’t a suggestion; I’ve been trying to draw black figures I look up to for Black History Month (I’m behind). Charles Mingus is one of the greatest American musicians of the 20th century and all the other centuries too. He was the only person ever to be kicked out of Duke Ellington’s band. He’s an amazing person, and like most of the geniuses of jazz, his was an amazing story that ended sadly.

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