Totoro Mugshot When Julie Davis, the editor of Animerica, sent me email
in November asking for a "mugshot" of myself for the December issue, I knew what
I wanted: a Totoro with a beard. But since they were short on time and
understaffed themselves, I knew if I wanted that, it would have to be done at
this end. So I emailed my favorite graphics artist (and anime fan) Heidi (aka
Kestrel) and asked her to do a
quickie "mugshot of Totoro face-on with a beard and mustache scribbled over
And this is what I got back. She took me literally and decided to put
poor Totoro up against a police height chart. "You said it was
a mugshot," she wrote back. (Poor Totoro, I'm sure the charges of umbrella
theft were completely trumped up.) Anyway, Heidi is now thrilled that her
artwork is in a national magazine (and we have awarded her the title of "Art
Goddess, First Class").
to the AH 3300 website.