Sunday, December 22, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

And in the spirit of the holiday season, I wanted to share an email I recently received. It made my day!

Dear Mr. Wu,

I don’t know if you intended to portray a Chesapeake Bay Retriever in “A Dog’s Life” ... but your funny, goofy, adorable canine hero is the image of our Betsy (a Chessie). Betsy performed all the chores you illustrated and more (cleaning up around, under, and on the highchair).  The story is wonderful, but it’s your endearing illustrations that totally make it perfect.
We lost our Betsy a month ago.  We bought the book for our little granddaughter, who adored Betsy; but it put such a smile on our faces ... I think I’ll have to buy another for us!

She also included a couple photos of her dog. Anyway, I wanted to share this because it really put a smile on my face. Every once in a while, it hits me, my job is pretty cool. Merry Christmas everyone!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Christmas Come Early

Yay! This just arrived at my doorsteps today.

This will be my very first Cintiq. Having been a fan of wacom products, I've only ever worked with your more traditional tablets(intuos line). When I heard this latest cintiq was released, I thought this was the best time to take a plunge. Along with the allure of a more natural feel when drawing, the other big draw will hopefully be the mobility this will give me. Hopefully, I'll be posting my review of my cintiq once I put it through it's paces.