FAQ

FAQ

WHAT IS PINEOAK PRODUCTIONS, LLC?   Essentially, it is a limited liability corporation which is my alter ego.  It is the business aspect of David Cherry.  I am its owner and CEO.

 

WHAT IS THE STYLIZED “C”?   AND HOW DOES IT RELATE TO PINEOAK PRODUCTIONS?     I do not have a good answer. But I do have an answer. Years ago, when I was struggling to establish myself as an illustrator, I began to use the stylized C as my signature on my paintings.  To be honest, Whelan was doing it, and I thought it was cool.  But there were more practical reasons than mere hero worship.  Art Directors were always cropping out the artist’s name for some odd reason when they printed a book cover.  But with a symbol as my signature, it was easy to work the symbol into the painting in a place where it could not be cropped out.  As a result my signature was usually seen even on book covers.  It might be hidden, but it became sort of a game among my fans to search for the signature.  At the time, I lived on Pineoak Drive in Edmond, OK.  Personally, I have never seen nor heard of a Pineoak, so I imagine it was some sort of typo when the housing addition was established.  But that was my street.  When it came time to have a business name, I chose Pineoak Productions figuring no one else in the world would ever challenge me for that one.  So far, I have been right about that.  So the C has been my symbol and signature for years.  Pineoak Productions is, essentially, me.  So the symbol for Pineoak Produtions became a new version of the stylized C. 

 

WHY DON’T YOU HAVE AN “H” AT THE END OF YOUR LAST NAME?   The plain and simple “Cherry” is what C. J. and I were both born with.  As to why C. J. changed hers, that is her story to tell, not mine.  I will not even begin to go into all the questions I have received as to how to pronounce “Cherryh”.  It is amazing how fertile the human imagination can be.  But that topic I do feel I can address.  The pronunciation is the exact same as “Cherry”.  The “h” is silent.  And why don’t I have the “h” at the end of my name?  Never felt the need, I guess.