This KC illustration is based off the atmosphere at the American Royal BBQ competition. I was going to write more but I'm seriously hungry now.
Kansas City is famous for its BBQ which is often associated with a sweet, spicy sauce. For me its associated with the meat sweats. What are the meat sweats you ask? Well, the meat sweats are a phenomena experienced when one consumes way too much meat. Its not a typical sweat like you'd have on a hot day after running a few miles. Oh no. Its a clammy, gross, strange protest of the body. Meat sweats are like an indication of my primal instincts gone wrong. If I lived ten thousand years ago and successfully hunted a wooly mammoth, I'd think, "I'm going to eat as much as I can because who knows when the next successful hunt will be!" Well my barely evolved brain still thinks that way despite the fact that I don't have to don a loin cloth and have badass atlatl skills in order to assure my next dose of protein. So now when I get that strange perspiration of gluttony, I remind myself that I don't need to eat the whole animal and Its okay to take a break and eat some celery. Now where's the ranch dressing?
Next time: Ranch Dressing Seizures
I really should have used this space to talk about the awesomeness of KC BBQ instead of my perspiration issues. Ah well.
Here is a rough sketch of a Kansas City BBQ scene based on the atmosphere of the American Royal BBQ Competition.