A Genius Called Dad
Sometime in the mid-60s, my dad was drawing picture after picture of a fly with superpowers while a 4-year old neighbor watched him carefully.
After a few minutes, the little boy said, "Is that all you do all day?"
Dad said, "Yep."
The kid replied, "Well, my daddy works."
What my dad did was special.
When you open some parents’ briefcases, you’ll find important papers like spreadsheets, legal briefs or blueprints.
When you opened my dad’s briefcase, stars came out.
As one of the legends of the Golden Age of Animation, Dad brought some of the biggest stars in movies and TV to life with just a pencil...
Well, not just with a Blackwing 602 (his favorite pencil). There was his imagination, a never ending sense of fun and mischief combined with a sweetness, gentleness and decency that made him a rarity as an artist.
He was a genius who was also a mensch.
On the Timeline, you can explore my dad's amazing life and career. You'll even find some of his all-time favorite cartoons. There's also lots of rare memorabilia and art that have never been seen outside of our family.
But first, who better to introduce Dad than Dad himself. Here he is, along with Mom too in a mini-documentary, The Art of Myron Waldman.
(Please click on the video below the photo of Dad)