The super short version:
The slightly longer version: I live in Santa Barbara, California now and have for a pretty long time, a condition that continues to surprise me. I’ve also lived in Chicago, Iowa, Minneapolis, Hollywood, Budapest, London and Bury St. Edmunds.
This is what I do:I animate and write and draw and watercolor, but I don’t do landscapes. I paint characters, all sorts of characters, because I’m always sketching and designing them for the animation.
This is why I’m doing Travelosopher: I only began animating because of travel, because of a visit to Omaha Beach in Normandy. As powerful as words and images are, I wondered if another medium might be able to better capture that strange concoction of what we can see and what we can feel and what historical detail we know and what our imaginations do with it all. A little bit of the experience.
Now is the time for me to start trying to do that, to mix it all up – the words, the pictures, the videos, the animation. I want to explore all sorts of ideas about travel and how to get the best experience possible.