09-04-2008, 08:33 PM
Bill Melendez has passed away at the age of 91. He was the guy Charles Schulz tapped to do the animation for "Peanuts" ie: Charlie Brown Christmas, Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, The Great Pumpkin, etc. Snoopy was the first thing I ever learned how to draw and those Holiday specials are still must see tv for me and my family (parents, sisters, brothers, nieces and nephews, etc.). So I just wanted to use a lil bit of space to say "Thank you for inspiring me to become an artist, cartoonist, and illustrator" to someone who has unknowingly had a huge impact on my life. Rest in peace my good man.