"Jo Jo Dancer Your Life Is Calling" was the title of the autobiographical film written, directed, and starring Richard Pryor. This is the second in the six degrees of Marty Feldman. Richard was one of the greatest stand up comics of all time, but is perhaps most loved for his films with his friend, Gene Wilder. Less known is his role as G.O.D. in Marty Feldman's "In God We Trust". Perhaps one of his greatest accomplishments was co-writing Mel Brook's "Blazing Saddles", not only a classic comedy, but a brilliant knock at racism.
I have little to say about the actual drawing apart from the fact that I am stunned at how few people nowadays know him. I used two pencils, 2H and B, and I worked the paper a little too hard, hence this image has a heavy contrast. Oh, yeah, and I set my leg on fire while I was finishing it.
Just a late by the way, the last thing I said was not a joke. Ironic, but it really happened.