van dyke

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About me

Gender MALE
Occupation Marketing
Location Northern California
Introduction I studied filmmaking and animation, became an illustrator (published in a few books), and graphic designer. I am currently working as a financial services marketing professional. I have a deep yearning for artistic expression and particularly, improving my filmmaking, character design and drawing ability. Follow my @vdr tweets on Twitter! Check out my other blogs below.
Interests I live with my wife and our bearded collie. I enjoy : playing the piano, cooking, traveling, theatre, graphic novels, small press publications, original comic art, original animation art, and drawing, drawing, drawing.
Favorite Movies All That Jazz, Finding Nemo, Mary Poppins, The Godfather, To Kill A Mockingbird, Gone With The Wind, Love, Actually, King Kong (2005), first Star Wars Trilogy, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Lawrence of Arabia, Sound of Music, Ratatouille, Pulp Fiction, Rear Window, The Birds, Waiting For Guffman, Best In Show, Cabaret, While You Were Sleeping, Kill Bill Vols. 1 & 2
Favorite Books The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith, Journey Cake Ho! by Ruth Sawyer and Robert McClosky, Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton, Stone Soup by Marcia Brown, The Fairy Book Series by Andrew Lang, Matthew Looney's Voyage To Earth by Jerome Beatty and Gahan Wilson, Ben and Me by Robert Lawson, The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf, The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins by Dr. Seuss, The Mystery of the Grinning Idol by Joan Lowery Nixon and Alvin Smith, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, Miss Pickerell And The Geiger Counter by Ellen MacGregor, Miss Pickerell Goes To Mars by Ellen MacGregor, Clarence The TV Dog by Patricia Lauber, Henry Huggins by Beverly Clearly