My retrospective exhibition at the Laguna College of Art + Design (LCAD) looks amazing. The works I selected for this one man show are all beautifully and thoughtfully hung and lit. It is enormously gratifying to me that this is the best attended exhibition in the College’s history.
I gave a lecture at the show last Thursday night. I was told that this was the very first time they had to ask students to leave so that the gallery could be locked up and secured.
The following day I gave an illustrated lecture and sold and signed some of my books. I had a long, long line but the students (and faculty) were impressively patient.
Thank you, LCAD students and faculty — you all made me feel so extremely welcome and appreciated. Everyone had great questions and comments; I hope that you were satisfied with my answers and responses.
Tonight I’ll be giving a slightly different lecture at the Fullerton Museum Center. I have a wall of original art in their current show, CineSaurus. The exhibition is a history of dinosaurs in the movies, from the silent era to the present. It includes some of my character designs for Walt Disney’s Dinosaur as well as my cover for The Little Blue Brontosaurus, the children’s book that inspired The Land Before Time animated feature.
I look forward to seeing all of my O. C. friends at the presentation tonight!
AND I look forward to seeing my L. A. dinosaur fans at my 2:00 – 4:00PM book signing at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles in Exposition Park tomorrow!
Busy, busy, busy…
5 thoughts on “CineSaurus in Fullerton Tonight!”
thanks again for coming to LCAD and telling us your great stories oh and for signing all my books and took time to look at my work
is there anywhere I can see your concept art for the Disney ‘Dinosaur’ film?
Do they appear in any books?
It sounds like a lot of fun!
That you still have such enthusiasm for your own work is great. For so many others to share in that enthusiasm is a testimony to not just a career well done, but also reflects on all of those you’ve touched through that career.
Try to have fun!
Black and white versions of most of my Disney “Dinosaur” art is collected in the second and third volumes of my “Dinosaur Sketchbook” series. Some appeared in color in a back issue of “Prehistoric Times” as well.
I tell students that they should be their own biggest fan. Me? I can’t wait to see what I am going to do next! Will it be one of my masterpieces? I don’t know — and won’t until I do it.
Artists are like baseball players, in that, although we try, we’re not expecting to hit a home run every time we’re at bat. Instead, we’re in it for the long haul, going for a high batting average. The more one strives to be better and the more art one produces, the higher the odds that another masterpiece will result. Meanwhile, a decent body of art is being created at a very high level of quality that, hopefully, will resonate with the public.
Produce, produce, produce, my friends.
Thanks for that Bill.
I’ll be sure to grab a couple of those books when I’m able.