A presentation copy from Chris Ayers to fellow animation artist Pres Romanillos.
Inscribed on the title page: "Dear Pres, May your journey be filled with much love, peace, and healing. Best Wishes, Chris Ayers"
Chris has added an original ink drawing of Pres' dog.
From the publisher:
In the spring of 2005 Chris Ayers was busy working as a concept artist in the Hollywood film industry. That came to a crashing halt when he was diagnosed with leukemia on April first. After a year-long period of treatment and recovery he started a sketchbook called The Daily Zoo on the anniversary of his diagnosis. Over the next 365 days he would draw one animal each day, challenging both his self-discipline and imagination. Most importantly, it would allow him the focused opportunity to celebrate the gift of each healthy day.
The pages of The Daily Zoo: Volume One are chock-filled with the first year's 365 distinct critters, ranging from curious pandas to sinister hyenas, athletic aardvarks to zealous zebras, with the choice of artistic styles as diverse as the subject matter. Alongside the images, Ayers ties in commentary about his cancer experience, the sources of his artistic inspiration and his creative methods. Regardless of your artistic experience, this book will leave you inspired to grab the nearest pencil, pen, brush or crayon and start drawing!
*A portion of the proceeds from this book will support cancer-related charities and research; the current recipient is The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.