So many life events of late! I recently returned from ICON 8-a conference dedicated to illustration. This year it was in Portland, Oregon. Good lord is that a beautiful place. Man, to live in Portland..I can't even imagine. Anyway the conference was a wonderful event. Hello to all of the people I met (what's up Carson Ellis??) and thank you to all of those who made it possible. If you cannot tell by looking at my art, I love the work of Carson Ellis and Jon Klassen. Who doesn't? They were two of the featured speakers. They were the reasons I attended this year despite the billion dollar flight across America. One of the worst things ever to happen is to respect someone's work and then to have your idolization dashed by a stupid personality. But, thank goodness, Carson and Jon are delightful folks and I am so so, so happy that I went. Thank you ICON and thank you Portland. I am planning to return to you someday.