12.26.2009

2009

So, I think I can say without hesitation that the year 2009 was the best year of my life. I feel like its extra awesome because it followed a few hard years - so all in all i feel very fortunate and very blessed. Some highlights include: Living in England and the addition of Ema, Hugh and G$ to my friend posse. Spain, Paris, Amsterdam, Wales, Berlin etc. Jills business taking off and her ability to constantly make better work / work harder - Im very proud of her. Johl being a dad and all the success BIB has had. Dad feeling better after a long sickness, those were hard times and they're behind us now - Same goes with Leslie - To continued health and eternal life you two! How Lucky I am to have worked with so many wonderful AD's and amazing, awesome publications - Thank you for taking the risk and please continue to do so ;) . Im so happy so many great illustrators have taken time to let me interview them on Nonslick. I honestly have a million more to interview. Im sorry that its updated so sporadically - I'll try to do it a bit more regularly this coming year. I've gotten to know (even if only over the Internet) many talented and wonderful illustrators this year that seem to provide endless inspiration and insight - you know who you are, thank you. And while we're on the subject thank you to the following illustrators who are so inspiring and amazing - YOU people are the reason I love this business - your work is amazing - Thank you thank you thank you: Brian Cronin, Dan Page, Riccardo, Gary Taxali, Alex Nabaum, Jon Krause, Dan Bejar, Mike Byers, Devon Bowman, Edward McGowan, Brian Stauffer, Chris Buzelli (you've totally re-opened my eyes to how amazing painting is), Kyle Webster, Daniel Hertzberg, Mark Smith, Yuta Onoda, Sam Weber, Nimit Malavia, Mark and Jos, Juan Solon, Dave, my good friend Mr. Jack Dylan, Alexei Vella, Gerard Dubois, Christopher Silas Neal, Jennifer Daniel, Christoph Niemann, Kathryn Adams, Julia Breckenreid, John Hendrix, Brad Yeo, Marco Cibola, Tessar Lo, Ryan Snook, Paul Blow, Tavis Coburn, and anyone that I may have forgot. You are all amazing. Thank you for making this dream and exciting one. Please keep it up! Finally Thank you Vicki, Gail and Kate - You three are amazing and Im very very fortunate to get to work with such pros.
Thank you for reading my blog, thank you for posting comments, thank you for making this seem real!! Im the luckiest person alive. To anyone I've wronged in 09', please accept my apologies, Im sure Karma has already made it up for you. I love you all.
To close heres a super quick piece for the Globe. More work up in 10'. May y'all be blessed this year and have lots of awesome shit fall on your laps.
RIP Michael, the King of Pop.

11 comments:

- said...

why are you thanking me when you're the one doing all the inspiring> congratulations man, this year was reallly crazy for you- im sure there was a ton of shit that wasn't even on your blog. keep it up, you are a beacon for many.

Yuta Onoda said...

Thank you for the beautiful and inspirational works Pete! Hope you are having great holidays so far!!

And great piece again!!

Daniel Fishel said...

Good luck to you too in the New Year Buddy!

mark said...

You really are a beacon Pete, your enthusiasm for all of this drawing and painting malarky is hugely inspiring. Thank you and I hope 2010 is an even better year for you.

pete ryan said...

Thanks SO much you guys, it means a great deal

Juan Carlos Solon said...

You are a living dream
you are dreamboat!

You've always been an inspiration to me! Great 09' dude!! I know its gonna be an even better 10'!

Nimit Malavia said...

Your work has been such an inspiration Pete! You made '09 such a strong year for illustration!

Keep it up buddy! I know you're gonna rock our socks again in 2010!

pete ryan said...

Thanks you guys!

Michael Byers said...

Thank me for inspiration? It should be thank you for the inspiration. Glad to call you a friend.

s.g said...

thoughtful. looking forward to all the great posts of 2010. excited to see what nonslick brings as well.

Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!