Our Publisher is a Mommy!

On Monday, July 25, Animation Magazine publisher Jodi Downs and husband Steve Downs welcomed Christopher Phillip Downs into the world. Christopher was born at 12:32 p.m., weighing in at 7lbs.7oz and measuring 20.25 inches. Both mother and child are in good health.

"I’m thrilled to be here," the child comments. "It’s been a long nine months and I’m ready to focus on some other things I have in various stages of development. First is an animated series titled In the Womb, which follows the adventures of a fetus and his talking umbilical cord named Cordell. Hey, write whatcha know, right?"

All joking aside, with both parents in the biz, it’s highly likely that Christopher will be among the next generation of animators. If it takes a village to raise a child, then we’ll all do our best to make sure he grows up on a steady diet of the good stuff.