Almost all kids love animals and drawing. Some of us just never get over it. The drawings to the right are from when I was 18-months old. Nonetheless, my penchant for drawing notwithstanding, I was headed for a career in science when my lab drawings were noticed, and I ended up illustrating for my zoology, botany, paleontology, and comparative anatomy professors. I was a good larval scientist, but with my professors’ encouragement, I headed for New York City to become an artist.