Sunday, June 19, 2011

Day of the Dad

Here's a tip of the baseball cap to my dad, a great guy who helped make me what I am today. He gave me a love of reading and writing; taught me good manners and tried to teach me common sense; modeled civic engagement; demonstrated a disciplined commitment to his livelihood; and showed me by example how to be a father myself. Thanks forever, Dad; I love you!

Below is an illustration I completed today for a children's book my dad wrote recently to amuse his grandchildren. It's based in part on a summer we spent in the Black Forest when my siblings and I were kids. There will be more:

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