Friday, June 7, 2013

Yesterday on TODAY

For those of you who missed it, the always affable Al Roker did a piece about my work and doodles on the TODAY show yesterday. For those of you who did see it, thanks for all the nice words either in person on the internet.

It was actually shot a few weeks back at the Eric Carle Museum in Amherst and at Knuffle Manor.  Al is a great guy and long time supporter of cartoonists and animators, so we had many pals in common.  We also were influenced by Charles Schulz (Al did Sparky's final interview) and were lucky enough to share our love of Peanuts by writing intro's for volumes of the Complete Peanuts.

The shoot was a blast.  I got to read to kids, draw with them and... I got to doodle all over a giant paper set constructed at the Carle for our interview.  What fun!

Doodling at the dining room dinner table with a guest.  I do this a lot.

What a great big canvas!  Getting started.

The final set, built over many hours then doodled on in @ 10 minutes or so.

Everyone in the crew were, like Al, great fun to hang out with. If you want to see some behind the scenes shots of the process, the Carle has posted them here.  Also, if the screen below doesn't work, here's a link to the piece.  Enjoy.

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