I created this sketch for my dear friend, Willie Ito. I've completely forgotten the occasion but I wanted to include all the "players" in Willie's incredible career. And, they're all here in this drawing. The wacky creator of "Beany and Cecil," Bob Clampett. Naturally, there's Willie's first boss, Walt Disney and the two guys Mr. Ito worked with longest. Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera. Finally, Willie wrapped up his stellar career back at Disney working for, none other than my favorite CEO, Michael Eisner.
So, here's the gang together in one crazy drawing. Finally, as irrascible as these guys could be, today I truly miss them. They were each one of a kind, and the business was lucky to have them.