Wednesday, December 14, 2005
Art is Long
When I was working at Disney I had the pleasure of knowing and working with Animation Legend Joe Grant. Before I left I wanted him to do a drawing for me. After lunch one day I found this message on my desk. It was from Joe. I was a little dissapointed that he didn't do a drawing but instead a calligraphy piece. I was thankful that he did it but a little bummed. I wanted a drawing dammit!! So I didn't say anything to Joe about it. I left Disney and I started a new job. About a year later Joe passed away. At Joe's funeral I found out that he loved calligraphy more than drawing. Wow. I was an ungrateful dick! He gave me something really special. Something he loved and also some poignant words to live by.