Once in a great while I meet someone who reminds me why I love working in animation. Adam Koford is one of those people. I work with Adam at Disney Interactive, and our start dates there are only two weeks apart. It has been great to learn how to fit in at Disney with someone else who was going through the same process.
Other than the fact that he's one of the funniest and most humble people I've ever met, Adam's also an incredibly driven and talented cartoonist. He recently published his first big-time collection of comic strips, entitled "The Laugh Out Loud Cats Sell Out". I suggest checkin' it out. It's great.
One of the things I admire about Mr. Koford is how much fun he has drawing. He watches for inspiration in everything, and makes good use of it to push his ideas to the next level. I've recently rediscovered the joy of drawing for drawing's sake, and owe at least part of that to his influence.
I'm posting my thoughts on this here because I hope in someway it might inspire you to remember what you love about what you do. Take a little time to step back and enjoy what you're doing... And pass it on to someone else!
(The above drawing is for Draw Pip!, Adam's blog devoted to fan art of his characters.)