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This opportunity presented itself when I met caricature artist Emily Anthony at a New Jersey Bat Mitzvah job. Between sketches, she told me that Caricature Artist Bruce Blitz (pictured above) was looking for more experienced artists to draw at Philadelphia Phillies games. I was sold as as soon as she mentioned Bruce.

In high school, I had a brief crash course in drawing caricatures, but no experience, knowledge or style. It was during this time that I would stumble upon “Cartooning with Bruce Blitz” on PBS. I continued my caricature art training watching Bruces’ broadcasts, as he helped to fill in the gaps from what I didn’t learn at Sesame Place.

I contacted Bruce and he had me come to a game to show him what I could do. I was extremely nervous, not just because I was essentially “trying out” for this gig, but I was trying to impress a guy whom I’ve seen on TV and respected since I was a teen. For an additional layer of stress, my boss from my “day job” was at that game and I did a caricature of him and his son, while Bruce watched.

Needless to say, I got the job and became an official employee of “Blitz Caricatures” and the Philadelphia Phillies!

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