On a personal note, Id like to share with you some recent good news.
Before becoming a Realtor, I was a TV animation storyboard artist for 10 years and worked on a variety of shows that you see on Teletoon, Cartoon Network, and many of the other television networks and markets around the world...Timon and Pumbaa, George Shrinks, DMyna Leagues, What About Mimi?, Silverwing, The Adrenelinis, Class of the Titans, Pucca, just to name a few. (Ask your kids, they might recognize some of the names!) The last show I worked on was George of the Jungle...yes, that George of the Jungle, but new and improved...in 2007.
Wow, what a change...Artist to Realtor! But I'm loving every minute of it! I get to meet all kinds of wonderful people and help them with their real estate decisions. Its a very rewarding career and I dont regret making the move.
However, I must say, I do miss drawing. I miss teaching at Capilano College, where one of the best animation programs in the country thrives. I especially miss some of my insanely talented associates and friends who I worked with in Vancouver. Funny cartoons get made largely due to the creativity and dedication of the artists and animators who love making them. Its hard work! And although it doesn't happen nearly often enough, sometimes the artists get a pat on the back for their efforts.
The Second Annual Elan Awards took place February 2008 in Vancouver acknowledging local and international animators, gamers, and students. I am honoured to be included amongst the award winners, along with a great & extremely talented fellow, Dennis Crawford, for Best Storyboarding: GEORGE OF THE JUNGLE: "Naked Ape Man" episode.
Congratulations to all nominees and winners! And thanks for all the emails, texts and good wishes. I may not be working in the animation industry anymore but my heart will always be there with you.
To see some samples of my work visit