Imagine Dragons, Goodmans all ‘Portnoyed’: Artist captures Las Vegas entertainment history his way

Neal Portnoy illustrates Vegas’ most recognized faces

By: Amy Abdelsayed

Posted at 2:02 PM, Oct 21, 2021
and last updated 3:50 PM, Oct 22, 2021

From Imagine Dragons to the Goodmans — even 13 Action News’ very own Tricia Kean — Neal Portnoy is a man on a mission to document Las Vegas entertainment history.

His illustrations are instantly recognizable, which is all the more impressive considering his top tool of choice.

“You put a brush in my hand and I’m basically useless,” said Neal. “I don’t have a feel for it.

But don’t be fooled by his lack of brush strokes. Neal is a respected artist with work on display inside Allegiant Stadium and a gallery and studio not far from The Strat.

Inside Portnoy Gallery, you’ll find about 3,000 felt tip markers.

“I use all the markers,” he said.