Great day today! I got to visit Tor at the Flatiron building and hang out with the coolest people in the world and I got to see a brilliant lecture on Op-ed art in the New York Times. Amazing, both. The top picture is art director of Tor Irene Gallo, rightly famous for being the person responsible for some of the best art produced today. she is standing in her almost equally famous office filled with amazing, beautiful original artwork. I would pay for a ticket to see Irene's office. Gregory Manchess, Shaun Tan, John Jude Palencar just to name a few of the artists whose work is hanging there. I also finally got to meet Pablo,Liz,Torrie and Bridget at Tor who are all incredible people and the wonderful Gina at First Second. That building is probably the most creative place on Earth.
And tonight I went to a lecture at the Society of illustrators where I got several thrills: Seeing my work hanging on their walls, getting to hear brad Holland discuss his work and getting a compliment from Jarelle Kraus, former art director for the New York Times op-ed page. Great day.