May 16. It’s 20:54 and I just learned of the passing of one of the most influential illustrators of our time, Jack Unruh. I was fortunate to have spent a little time with Jack for a week twenty years ago, and those few happy memories affect me to this day.
This news came as I was packing to embark on a trip tomorrow that in my mind feels like the start of my new life, and Jack’s life and career were largely responsible for this fresh vision of where I want to go, who I want to be.
I can only hope I bring inspiration, kindness, encouragement, to a small fraction of the people whose lives were touched by Jack.