During the run of the Illustration Show that featured my collection at Center Stage Galley they ran a program one night with Kathy Beaumont, the model for Disney's Alice in Wonderland and the voice of Wendy in Peter Pan. (Lo and behold the beautiful Jon Whitcomb pencil study I have was a likeness of Kathy; while she was familiar with the gallery, she had no idea that Whitcomb, one of her favorite illustrators, had ever done a drawing of her. Small world.) Since Kathy talked about her days at Disney working on these films, the two guests were a couple of Disney animators who also worked in that era, one of whom was Floyd Norman. Now I've know Floyd for ages through CAPS, but never realized what a prestigious background he had.
|(Floyd Norman then and now.)|
|(All of these digital images were created by Don and his staff.)|
Progress marches on. The beauty of both the traditional work and the current digital approach continues to impress.
|(Cyberella , a character that Don created and did as a comicbook series)|
|(A couple of shots of Don and myself in younger days.)|
|(Working for me wasn't easy. Apparently I forgot to bring Don his paycheck that week...)|
And what a pleasure it was to see Don Cameron again and to marvel (no pun intended) at the incredible work he is turning out these days. Don worked with both myself and Howard Chaykin when we all had a studio and he has continued to move forward over the years. (And I guess it doesn't hurt that Don is married to Dana Booton, the General Manager and Head of Production at Film Roman). Thanks again, Don, for the incredible presentation.
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|(A watercolor I did recently of my niece Kara as a youngster in our favorite chair at Huntington Gardens.)|