Check out this Sarah Silverman episode of Jerry Seinfeld's Getting Coffee With Comedians. (note: Sarah curses, though the f-bombs are beeped out. If that's not your thing, skip it. Otherwise, enjoy!)
They're both funny. But what really jumped out at me is Sarah's quick sketches of her parents, at around 3:25 in.
It's only one minute long - a couple of sentences to describe each parent, but we learn SO much about Sarah's dad and mom, her childhood, and we get a lot of insight into who Sarah is, too.
As we create our characters, it's inspiring to recognize how much you can convey so quickly.
They make it look easy, don't they?
Illustrate and Write On,