Drawing in my sketch pad at a bar. Not the greatest lighting conditions. I'll call him "Jimmy"... because that was his name. He owns a bar. I was in a different bar when I drew this. I'm working on a project with a friend at The Week Magazine. Ii like to collaborate with people. New York is full of dreamers. I've met them since the first time I set foot here. I don't think they are any different than the dreamers I've met in other places but there seems to be a lot more of them here. The range of the dreams is long too. From main stream-lets-take-over-the-world!!! to obscure meteorite orbiting a small-barely-a-planet in a tiny galaxy in a remote corner of the universe dreams.
I used to get bogged down in other people's dreams. I have a friend, Steve, who put it in perspective. Something like, "why am I spending so much energy and time working on other people's dreams when I could blow all that time and energy on my own projects??" Ultimately that is more satisfying and rewarding. So I collaborate on projects I like. Of course if there is a paycheck involved, I'll do that too! Rent is pretty over the top in NYC!