A. animator, TV prop artist, amusement park caricaturist. window painter, video store clerk
A. Getting to play make-believe for a living is a pretty sweet gig.
A. I went to Freedom High (can you tell my school was founded in the sixties?). After a brief stop at Carnegie Mellon, I found my way to the School of Visual Arts and received a degree in animation.
A. They Might Be Giants
A. North by Northwest
A. Pushing Daisies
A. Play, eat, play, eat, play, eat, play, sleep.
A. If life was easy, I'd be out of a job.
A. Getting to wake up everyday and make a living doing what you love, surrounded by family and friends to enjoy it with.
A. To not have the chance to share all of the stories I want to tell.
A. Castle hopping through the hills of Scotland.
A. Dr. Seuss because I like to rhyme...all the time...while fighting crime...and enjoying the taste of lime...
A. My kids. Their optimism and imagination are a constant inspiration for me.
A. "What's funny is that..." which is usually followed by something that isn't funny at all.
A. Not traveling more when I was a student.
A. I always wanted to learn how to play the ukulele. That way if I found myself at a really boring dinner party, I could whip it out and spice things up. Or El Kabong the host with it.
A. Co-creating my two favorite characters, Ethan and Abbie.
A. Being a perfectionist.
A. See #13.
A. Seeing what it would be like to be a dragon would be pretty cool. Until the angry mob showed up.
A. My smile, which I tend to do a lot when I'm feeling awkward or don't know what to say.
A. A poker game with Babe Ruth, Mark Twain, Harry Houdini, and Pablo Picasso would be pretty entertaining.
A. When walking past someone and they would rather stare at the wall than say hi.
A. Being a father
A. Boy wizard
A. integrity, thoughtfulness, being open-minded
A. Chocolate chip cookies
A. They Might Be Giants - Birdhouse in Your Soul, OKGO - Invincible, Death Cab For Cutie - I Will Follow You Into the Dark, The Aquabats - Fashion Zombies, Iron & Wine - Such Great Heights
A. J.R.R. Tolkein C.S. Lewis J.K. Rowling Lloyd Alexander Donald Westlake Elmore Leonard Edgar Rice Burroughs Ian Fleming Frank L. Baum Roald Dahl
A. Anything from the list above The Princess Bride The Adventures of Kavalier and Clay The Stars My Destination The Graveyard Book A Separate Peace
A. Every time I reread Harry Potter, I find a new layer of magic.
A. Embrace that you might get it wrong the first time, and don't let that stop you from putting it down on paper.
A. That I look a lot younger than they were expecting.