I do quite a bit of art for the voice of Big Macintosh, one Mr. Peter “A Cool Hat For Every Occasion” New. Trotcon 2013, however, was an extra-special occasion! Not only did I get to make a fancy new image of Big Mac, but I had the honor of including the OC for a beautiful, wonderful young lady named Patty.
Patty suffers from a rare form of childhood cancer called “neurobastoma.” She had a special request to meet Mr. New while he was in the area. We teamed up to provide Patty with lots of art and pony-related goodies, including Peter’s official autograph card featuring Patty and Mac delivering that sweet, sweet Sweet Apple Cider to the convention!
This was one of the most fun and rewarding pieces I’ve had an opportunity to work on. Patty is an amazing and amazingly strong young woman and I hope she knows that she’s an inspiration to Peter, myself, and so many others.
I need to make a proper Trotcon post, thanking all the wonderful folks I met and spent time with over last weekend. It was an incredibly warm, fun, and successful weekend and I find myself already looking forward to Trotcon 2014!