I’m going to replicate my February 27th e-mail to you right here:
Oh, Steve and Jaynelle, I can’t put into words or even begin to describe my absolute love of your sketch — I’m not sure if anyone ever told you that they cried when they saw your artwork, but I was so touched, so absolutely floored, and moved, that I was sobbing hard for five straight minutes. I’ve never had anyone in my entire life take my words and turn them into a warm and beautiful, not to mention touching and human image. It’s a moment in my life I’ll never ever forget, and I am stunned still that you were able to reach into my mind and capture just what I wanted without even knowing it myself! And didn’t you just capture Horatio’s and Badger’s personalities completely? Just seeing Badger reach out with a Milk-Bone, my Michael’s favorite treat, that was the icing on the cake. Whenever I will look at your sketch for the rest of my life, I’m going to see Christian, Luke, and Michael, and that’s priceless. Again, going way back to Nexus covers and interiors, you always had beagles in them; it’s obvious that you love them as much as I do.
Just let me know if you want to reproduce this in any of your sketchbooks or anywhere else. Not only will I buy that book too, but I’ll promote it any way I can! That’s how proud I am of what you both did for me, and it’s a great way to pay you back for the many many years of reading happiness you brought me.
Boy do I hope that this e-mail makes it to you, LOL! Jaynelle, Dude, you’re the best!! Thanks again for one of the happiest memories I’ve ever had. Best regards and best to your whole family!