Jeanette and I have returned home after our southern California book launch odyssey.
After I get caught up with orders and emails, I'll try to post about each of the schools and studios we visited: LAAFA, CalArts, Imagineering, Fullerton, Blizzard, Laguna, Inland Empire, and Baby Tattoo.
One of the joys was meeting art students, some of whom brought old tattered copies of Dinotopia for me to sign. Many of them told me about their parents who read to them when they were little, and who now support them in their brave quest to make art their life.
I salute them all: students, teachers, and parents. This is the best time ever to become an artist, especially an imaginative artist. The training is better than ever, and the combination of digital and traditional tools offers opportunities that no one could have imagined even 20 years ago.
I look forward to one day reading books and watching movies with their names on the credits.