Dexter Gordon at Ronnie Scotts

I had arrived right before the start of the concert. The only seat left was a table in front of center stage. I found out why a couple of minutes later when the fantastic Mr Dexter Gordon came out and played his big ole saxophone. The juice from his playing would land right on our… Read More

Negative space, Armory Week

When designing a character, movement, or color palette, I like to push an idea as far as possible – taking advantage of the negative space. The way one shape plays against another, pushing a line or curve to create ironical whimsy are tools used to invert visual over-used stereotypes. A big clef chin, small forehead… Read More

Vampire chefs

Vampire Chefs of Melrose Melrose Blvd just after the city of West Hollywood incorporated was all about funkiness.┬áRestaurants, galleries, clothing stores – some X rated. I’d found this wonderful New York small Italian restaurant whose name escapes me. The food was great, we sat at the tiny counter but the second I walked in I… Read More

Jazz, Art and Inspiration

I’ve been thinking about what inspired me about animation and drawing. It started with life drawing and trying to get something on the paper that looked right. The process of learning how to draw was intoxicating to me.It quieted my head. Gave me direction and passion. Then there was California Institute of the Arts. A… Read More