11 January 2013
RIP: Gerald McDermott
I'm absolutely devastated to learn that award-winning author and illustrator Gerald McDermott died on December 26 at the age of 71. He had been creating art from a very early age and was admitted to class at one of the nation's finest museums, the Detroit Institute of Arts, when he was just four years old. He has always been a favorite of mine. I have been looking forward to sharing that love with my sweet boy. Thanks to all the beautiful books he left behind, I will still be able to, but so sad no new books will be created. You can learn more about him at his official website.