This is a message for everyone who is wondering where Madvlad The Great disappeared to. I wondered too. Therefore I sent an e-mail to his nephew and I got a reassuring answer (I quote:)
_"…Thanks for asking about my wonderful cousin Walt. He is fine, but has moved out of his apartment and now lives in half of a house which is owned by his friend Doug, the potter. I believe Doug lives across the street from Walt.
Since moving, Walt has not been reconnected to the Internet, so his old email address is invalid, which also explains his absence from Red Bubble. In addition, his phone service is not connected as yet, but I can still reach him on his cell phone. I talked to him just a few days ago, and yes, he’s still doing his art; the second love of his life…"_