How is everyone doing? it's been quite a month for this m00k. Most importantly being the death of one of my good friend's at my day job at the art store. My old buddy Tony that I was talking about in the previous posts from West Virgina, sadly passed away last Wednesday. I worked with Tony for well over ten years at the store. The first person I worked with and grew to admire. He was a tough old goat and a person who would tell you what he thought. I used to love getting stories outta him about his life back home, i could tell it always brought a smile to his face when he talked about the past. The Lakers was always a favorite topic to talk about and comparing all the players over time.
He always looked out for me and cared about my well being. When I went back to school to get my degree in animation, he would always ask my girlfriend how I was doing and made sure I was doing good in school. When I finally graduated he was so proud of me. Tony didn't want me to stay at the store forever. He wanted me to do something with my life...something better. As the year pass after graduating, he notice I was bummed that I didn't get a gig yet. He told me to hang in there, you'll get something wayne. everyday passed and I was getting sick of the store, as well as Tony. I was losing hope believe it or not..and my buddy Tony was getting sicker and sicker health wise. about a month ago he didn't show up to work, and we found out at the store that he was rushed to an i.c.u at a hospital. Unfortunately, all of us did not get to visit him before he passed.
when I went to his viewing, His wife said to me, "oh, your Wayne! He always talks about you. he said you are his artist friend. He told me to tell you, to stick with it kid." I teared up of course, but realized to myself, that I gotta jump back on the horse and make this happen. Tony? I know you're up there man. thanks for that last push. I won't let you down.
here's some sketches from awhile back. I'm working on new stuff now
Oh and thank you for all the people coming back here to check my blog out. I apologize for the little pause.
smile it up!
ye ole m00k!
oh and this is my 100th post!!! I dedicate this to my friend Tony Kuffner