Phil of course is known for his story and design work on the offbeat and delightful CHOWDER show. I've had the pleasure of occasionally grabbing a cup of chowder with Phil midway between our work locations over the past year. His erstwhile mentor, Mr. De Stefano, who I have long been a fan of but only just met in person yesterday, has credits in comic book and animation work too numerous to catalog, but including JINGLE BELLE, HELLBOY JR, THE VENTURE BROS and of course, the drop-dead perfect packaging art on the wonderful new POPEYE DVD's. My personal awareness began with the beloved (and alas defunct) anthology comic INSTANT PIANO. He resides in New York City and was visiting the West Coast on business I leave him to later divulge.
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