I drew this the day I heard about Ricky’s passing. I can’t believe he’s gone. He was a constant inspiration, a brilliant artist and a brilliant writer. Thanks to his advice, support and motivation, I followed my heart and moved out to Los Angeles to work in animation, despite countless setbacks and obstacles. I wouldn’t be where I am if he hadn’t believed in and encouraged me, if he hadn’t given me priceless advice. My life is so much better because of Ricky, and I hope he’s able to see what a positive impact he’s had on so many lives. He will live on through his work, which I hope will be preserved and shared and enjoyed for years to come. He will also live on through the influence he’s had on countless people. Rest in peace, Ricky. Thanks for everything. I miss you.