Sunday, December 31, 2006

Remembering JJ
One year ago today, my mentor, John Johns passed away. With much awe and respect, I'd like to display some of his great color work from the Pittsburgh Press TV Graphic covers.

These date back to the early 60s and the bio pic above from the late 70's when I knew him.

Later I'll post his work from Mad - and other samples as I find them. I'm blessed to have learned many things from JJ and was heavily influenced since my art school days. Most admirable was his willingness to share his talent with others of all ages. I'll relate a story about a five hour drive Mr. Johns and I took to a caricature job and how the experience and long talk still inspires me to this day.

Happy New Year!