Thursday, February 10, 2011

Bill Justice

The man behind two of my favorite things, the Silly Reindeer and the equally Silly Buffalo, passed away this morning.  Bill Justice was one of my creative idols.   I got to meet him only a handful of times in my career, and once he even telephoned me at work just to compliment me on some drawings I did for his granddaughters.  He will be missed.


Kimickey said...

This hurts - I was very fortunate during my tenure with the NFFC to have spent some time with Bill and have some wonderful memories of a warm, generous and funny man with a wicked sense of humor and a way with a tale that would have you in tears - from laughter - last time I saw him was at his Disneyland window ceremony - a wonderful day -
I will remember him with love and miss him.


Connie Moreno said...

Ditto, Kim.

Matt said...

I'm very sorry to hear that. I liked Bill a lot, he and I got to be pretty good friends back in the 1990s. My favorite memory of him was at a birthday party of his, and everyone wore nametags with their favorite Disney-themed quote. I chose a line from Alice "Three inches is such a wretched height" He was highly amused and ribbed me constantly about it.

Yellows said...

A wonderful man full of kindness and talent.