Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Farewell to my friend, my mentor, and always my teacher.

Absolute integrity. My wife said it so wonderfully tonight, "Such a grounded man. A breathtaking talent... But so unaffected and sincere."
Here is Tom in his studio.

Thursday, December 13, 2012


I added the quote for a hint and replaced the name with "he" Guess who this is in the comments.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

A very personal post.

More Than Mice with Clothes On.
It was very quiet in the studio when I finished the call. I had just agreed to illustrate Following Grandfather, a short novel by Rosemary Wells. The Rosemary Wells, whose work as an illustrator, and a writer, I hold in the highest regard. She had asked the publisher for me. Naturally, I said.....yes. But after the excitement, the reading, and the meeting, came the quiet--and with it, the self doubt......

Read the rest of this essay and posts by so many artists and writers that I admire at The Pippin Insider.