Thursday, August 10, 2006
I couldn't believe it, I got to meet John K. Wow.
He drew this super fast and gave me some good advice about my own drawings ("Learn to draw with construction"). I was rather nervous (perhaps understandable- he's a hero!!) but I just *loved* listening to him talk all about old cartoons and whatnot (did you know that Clampett was so intuitive he couldn't really articulate how he did what he did?).
I took lots of notes during both events (the meet and greet at the Cartoon History Museum and the screening at the Castro) and plan to post them here assuming I can still decipher them, hahaha.
So much to say about the event. I made three friends immediately and they were all really nice and cool. One of them, Leigh, draws beautifully and might draw for John someday, who knows!
I also got up the courage to leave John a copy of Chickenheads! I see about a zillion things about it I want to make better (it's really flat, it's got twins, there's almost no full body motion), but it's before I started really looking at the Preston Blair book and it was the best I could do at the time.
Anyway it was incredible to meet him: thanks for all the laughs and inspiration, John :)