On Saturday, our premier drawer reaches the ripe old age of 27. Mark and I felt it important to say a few words at this important juncture.
Lawrence, Lorenzo, Lol, Thumbs. He is known by many names (some can't be written for fear of offending children, pets and certain spiritual institutions) but they all mean the same thing: unrelentingly positive dedication.
I had to scoop a classic pic out the archive to show you exactly what we're talking about. It's easy to become complacent in the presence of unbridled talent but all talent has to be nurtured. In the case of my incredibly talented brother that nurturing process began at the tender age of 7 when he first picked up a pencil and decided to draw. And that was it. He drew, he sculpted (his own characters - as pictured.Jack Webb, I believe?), he designed, he built and he engineered every hour of the day!
When he finally returned to the pencil in 2003 (with the founding of Blink Twice) he had come full circle. He was back at the drawing board capturing comic book action in spectacular form.
His imagination, dedication, energy and passion for art, the graphic art form and our own projects continue to surprise and inspire me daily.
He's made working DANG HARD for four years look like a giggle and now, with our first international release wrapped and submitted hopefully he'll finally start to attract the level of recognition he deserves.
So brother, please keep forcing Mark and I to step up our game with your simply breath-taking artwork and constant good-natured enthusiasm!
We love ya buddy. Happy bloomin' birthday! Have a glass of something fizzy on us.
Your partners in comic crime
Bobby and the Clem