Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Dad Update: Radiation is DONE!

For those that have been following along my blog in order to get updates on my Father here's what I hope is the last of them. He is done with Radiation!! Today was his last day. Congratulations Pops. Now it's on to recovery.

Thank you all for your support and well wishes. Now it's back to goofy drawings, bad puns and pics of my kids.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Day at the Oakland Zoo

As I have mentioned before I do work for THE online animation school, Animationmentor.com. I do mentoring about every other term. However once in a while I will film a lecture. Last week I was lucky enough to film a new lecture at the Oakland Zoo!! It was an amazing experience that couldn't have happened with out the wonderful people at AnimationMentor and the awesome folks at the Oakland Zoo. I'd love to tell you more, however I don't want to give anything away. Hopefully the photo will be enticing enough.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy Halloween!!

I hope everyone had a GREAT Halloween!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Recipe

The third film in the Chase trilogy is complete. Banana bread anyone?

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Dad Update

Dad is doing great. He's home. He's even made a trip to our house for the day to visit with his grandchildren. The report is that his Doc was successful in removing the cancer and the tissues surrounding the cancer. However Dad will need to receive radiation in two weeks to blast any cancer cells that might still be hanging around. All and all the worst part is over and Dad is looking pretty damn healthy. He's eating solid foods. He's taking walks around the block. He's his old self. However he gets shin splints when he talks to much and keeps putting his foot in his mouth. We love you Pops!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Support For Dad

My father was diagnosed with jaw cancer about a month ago. Just last week he had an 13 hour surgery that removed the cancer (We find out Tuesday October 6th if all the cancer is out), along with half his jaw. He now has a new jaw made from his right fibula and some titanium. It's an amazing process performed by Dr. Fong of Kaiser Permanente, that feels like something out of the science fiction genre. Dad is doing awesome because he's unbelievably strong, undeniably stubborn, and has unflinching support from his friends and family. I asked the members of the "Brownie Support Loop", to join me in a fun way to let Dad know we're all behind him during his recovery. The people have answered my call to arms with awesome results. Thank you for the fantastic pictures and everyone feel free to add a well wish or two if you feel moved. You can send me a pic to jwbanimator@yahoo.com and I'll get it posted so Tom Brown knows you're out there wishing him the best. (Please click on any image to see it larger).

Updated with more pictures 10/19: