It was a warm summer night at Denny’s when a friend of mine from college was reflecting on some of the great influences we've had of the past year. The teachers and artist that have honestly molded us in a defined way and continue to shape our skills every day. Of coarse many teachers from Ringling came up and even our favorite illustrators and concept artists. Though one name that came true and firm for both my friend and was that of Jason Manley.
It didn't take long for both of us to reflect on the great deeds Jason has done for both of us personally. A few days later when the topic was brought up again, few could argue that Jason Manley is one of our most under-rated favorites hands down.
I could go on but i'll just leave you with the antidote of when Grizzly bears attacked our college's fraternity picnic, Manley took on 6 or 7 of the beasts with no more then a busted bottle of Rolling Rocking saving the lives of us all and working up an enough of an appetite to down 3 hot dogs and assist the boys in a keg stand.
I'm sure he's way too modest to have told you but there were witnesses. We remember. Either way his artwork graces the face of my computer desktop quite often enough to make me remember why I slave so hard everyday in the art game.
God bless you Jason.