Two recent blogs have hit the waves by friends of mine worth visiting:
MIKE GILLETT has chosen the title BLANK FIELDS for his site, a collection of drawings and cartoons of high quality. Mike and I were inseparable pals in art school (ART INSTITUTE OF PITTSBURGH) back in the late 1970's. We were practically clones as well: a pair of pasty-faced white boys with long greasy hair and bad eyesight from small towns in NY state. (He has since grown a beard so we can be identified more easily in our newfound dotage.) We both loved cartoons, but Mike's professional interest took him to print cartooning, while I remain(ed) obsessed with animation. I hope he publishes some of the amazing comics he drew of a certain character he invented back then as a personal avatar (hint hint)--you will be amazed.
Mike and his lovely wife Karen live in the midwest but the magic of the interweb has put us back in touch and I like to think my little blog has had a part in shaming him into publishing his wares for a wider audience....
MAGGIE KANG of Dreamworks storyboarding fame makes a home at THE NUTMEG TREE, where she has put up story excerpts and personal sketches, including a fantastic comic drawn when she was a kid. Maggie has a killer sense of humor and a disarming knack for drawing adorable characters, a combination that is impossible to resist!