The Animator's Talent
Sarah here this week. John’s wonderful posts have really been a pleasure and he’ll be back next week to continue the countdown But I thought I’d interject and tell you Howard’s side of working with the animators.
In short, he was totally in awe of them.
At the time he was at Disney, I was Director of Comic Art at a newspaper syndicate and Howard would bring me sketches and even submissions from some of the artists he considered particularly talented.
He was completely intrigued by their special talent.
Howard was a doodler. A decent amateur who knew his limitations. When he was a teen, Howard painted a five foot long, slightly psychedelic interpretation of Leonard Cohen’s song Suzanne that our overly indulgent Mom actually hung in the dining room. If I didn’t honor his memory as much as I do, I’d show it to you.
BTW, I’ll be doing a special post on March 14. Please stop back.