George made the comment that Ralph is one of the "true artists" in the world, and then he paused for a moment and said that Ralph may be the "one true artist" in the world. That was definitely a comment worth thinking about.
Last month, George was speaking at the Tattered Cover in Denver about his new book Phlogs (about which much more in an upcoming blog), and while recognizing Ralph Steadman not only for writing the introduction to Phlogs, but also for doing a drawing for the book jacket, George made that same comment. My friend, Bill, was with me and he nudged me when he heard it. I nodded.
Ralph's multi-faceted artistic genius is all around me every day and George's comment had been bouncing around in my brain for a few months. By the time I heard it the second time, it was true for me.
We love you, Ralph Steadman!!