when frans visited the glendale central library last week, a boy suggested this idea for frans to draw.
i’d love to have a robot at my beckoning call- it could bring me whatever i want, whenever i want
it. i could get a steak whenever I’m hungry, or a back rub any time! it could carry me to the couch
for a nap, or outside to get some fresh air. i wouldn’t have to do anything any more!
i would be even more pampered than i am now!
frans contributed a picture for a new joke book to celebrate Independent
Bookstore Day on May 2nd! the book was published by the Northern California
Independent Booksellers Association. it’s full of silly jokes by many well-known
illustrators. support your local bookstore and get a copy!
i’m going to cross the kitchen to get a chicken sandwich on the other side!
frans was at the library yesterday, reading his books and teaching kids to
draw fuddles. it was lots of fun. the kids came up with many story ideas.
maybe they will write their own books!
rebecca rees took these pictures. frans was rebecca’s assistant when he first
started working at the disney studio on “Mickey’s Christmas Carroll.” rebecca
taught frans many things about animation.
in the front row, (shooting video,) is rebecca’s husband jerry rees, who directed
“Back To Neverland,” which frans worked on, and “The Brave Little Toaster,”
“The Marrying Man,” “Cinemagicue,” and the brand new “Marvel Experience.”
first thing in the morning i stretch my hamstrings- feeling the burn! our backyard is treacherous
territory- mole holes and gopher mounds and gnarly tree roots everywhere. i can easily twist
my ankle or pull a muscle if i’m not careful.
making my rounds through the yard builds up my appetite, so i’m ready for my bagel and lox with
thick cream cheese and onions.