When we were in Tokyo recently, we visited our licensing agent TFC to press the flesh and talk about “everything Felix”. I painted a Felix painting for the Banjiro-san, the chairman of the company, and wanted to surprise him with it…which I truly did! As you can see, the meeting was really serious! LOL! Really, we had a great time and everyone was extremely pumped over the future of Felix in Japan. They’ve been doing a wonderful job getting tons of new licensees in Japan. Banjiro-san suggested at the meeting that we do a “History of Felix the Cat” documentary. TFC, incidently, owns the History Channel in Japan. Well, we agreed and the documentary, which was recently completed, takes us from the creation of Felix to the present day and to our future plans. It aired on the Japanese History Channel to rave reviews. Of course, it contains interviews with Otto Messmer, Joe Oriolo, and myself, and also has all kinds of cool info about the most wonderful, wonderful cat. So here’s a picture of all of us as I presented the painting to the chairman, Banjiro-san. He was so excited with it (great art collector that he is – ha, ha) that he had it hung in the lobby of the building immediately. That’s this picture here. So if you’re in Tokyo, visit the TFC offices and you’ll see the painting of our smiling pal greeting you as you enter. Go through the revolving doors (I don’t actually remember if it was a revolving door…but that would be cool) and say…. “Hi. I’m a Felix fan. Don sent me!” LOL! Oh yeah, I painted another painting for him after that, and that one’s hanging in his office. Righty-O!