Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Happy Birthday, David

David Goldman is my illustration agent. I read an article about him eight years ago, after he was named Artists' Rep of the Year by the Washington D.C. Art Directors' Club. The article mentioned that he was a musician, a vegetarian, a yogi. That sounded unusual to me. I thought all New Yorkers ate pastrami 24 hours a day, and were too busy to exercise.

I stashed the article in a shoebox and began pestering him. Two years ago I finally wore him down, and he took me on as one of his illustrators. The only day off he had this year was when his pet bird got sick and needed a ride to the hospital.

He's in a band called the Nightmares (above). They played last Saturday night at his neighborhood club.