About Me

 

Some children are born with silver spoons in their mouths.  I was born with a pencil in my hand.  My great uncle taught me the principles of shading before I entered kindergarten, and I learned basic animation techniques from my father, who demonstrated how a drawing of a man holding his hat in two different positions could be animated to appear as if he were actually tipping his hat.  I began drawing flip books in the corners of my textbook pages in the first grade.  Occasionally, I would get into trouble when we had to surrender our textbooks to our teacher at the end of the school year.  Some of the designs became so involved that I would refuse to erase them.  The complexity of the flipbook would depend upon the degree of boredom I experienced in the class.  I continued my artistic endeavors throughout high school and college, attaining a BFA from Pratt Institute and a MA from the NY Institute of Technology.  Upon graduation, textbooks became children’s books, and flipbooks became animation cels.  I still draw and render traditionally (although I can also design digitally); I still animate, and I have been known to design a flipbook during an exceptionally boring meeting.

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