I met Tyrus Wong at the Disney Family Museum opening of "Water to Paper, Paint to Sky: The Art of Tyrus Wong this past week. It was an amazing honor to finally meet this man who’ve inspired so many of us in animation. Being from the Philippines I feel a special gratitude for his role in Bambi. Nothing will be hard to face up to after he’d done his stint at Disney.
"He was asking about that illustration, did you do that?" One of his minders had approached me to say, "he was asking who made it." It was a drawing I had done of Carl Fredriksen’s house for "UP". She introduced me and I did my best not to embarrass myself. I managed to thank him for his life’s work. I’m sure he didn’t quite hear me and he smiled sweetly throughout. I shook his hand again and motioned to go and someone said I should take a picture with him. This is a treasured moment captured in photograph. Live long and keep on flying, Tyrus!
First official image of the Wolverine Through the Ages variant cover I did for Uncanny X-men available this week. Extra perk is to see the numbering, 007. Lucky! My thanks to Marvel for the invite and hope to do more.
Jamie Baker, illustrator, storyteller & Pixar storyman fights on! We think the world of Jamie and now the world has a chance to even the score.
On December 26th, 2012, Jamie had a hemorrhagic stroke causing paralysis and loss of sensation on the entire right side of his body.
Please take a moment to visit Team Jamie for the full story and help the font of stories who is our friend get back to doing what he does best.
Note: Above drawing is of Seph, Jamie’s delightful creation who I’ve had the pleasure to draw before. This was my chance to do a better version with actual paints! We are holding a private auction at work for Jamie and this water babe is participating.