New York animator Jared D. Weiss is among many things a “Cartoonist. Animator. Graphic Artist. Writer. Nerd. Detective. Comedian?” For his latest assignment he looks to the bowels of the kitchen sink to tackle fly fishing from a highly literal perspective.
“While I wasn’t excited about this assignment when we first got it, I’m glad I got to do this instead of say… making an animatic for another short film, especially when I have to worry about thesis next year. I’d much rather work on animation technique, and take the extra year to think over a good film, as I feel my animation skill much weaker than my storytelling abilities.”
Tom Bie is the founder, editor, and publisher of The Drake. He started the magazine in 1998 as an annual newsprint publication based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. He then moved it to Steamboat, Colorado (1999), Boulder, Colorado (2001), and San Clemente, California (2004), as he took jobs as managing editor at Paddler, Senior Editor at Skiing, and Editor-in-Chief at Powder, respectively. Tom and The Drake are now both based in Denver, Colorado, where The Drake is finally all grows up(Swingers, 1996) to a quarterly magazine.