Every time I visit New York, I have dinner with my friends, the illustrators Leo and Diane Dillon. Those of you who’ve been in my house know that my walls are covered with their signed prints and posters. They have won 2 Caldecott Awards, in 1976 and 1977. I have perhaps 40 of their illustrated childrens’ books, the complete set of the Ace Science Fiction Special books featuring their cover illustrations from 30+ years ago, and other assorted works. Leo and Diane’s son, Lee, is a brilliant artist and designer in his own right. Lee’s company, Fusion Designs, is “a Gallery of unique greeting cards, jewelry, prints and original artwork“. Please have a look, and perhaps order a few Christmas presents! The Dillons are international treasures.
Rustboy is a short film animation project of Brian Taylor. The film isn’t finished, but the site is worth investigating. It’s amazing stuff, and Taylor’s loaded 13 very short movies of the work he’s done so far. The finished project should be worth the wait.
I’m going to Mars. I don’t remember signing up for this.