Thursday, April 09, 2020

A few of my favorite 2020 Hallmark Ornaments!




Wes was the best in the West!




Wes was the best in the West!  Thanks for all of your condolences for Wes!   He was a super guy and a big part of the success of what we did!   Wes will live on in our books and the work I continue to do and will dedicate all public appearances to him!   Like I said, we are trying to schedule a memorial event in West Hollywood during the Holiday season 2020!   It is sad I didn't get to say goodbye, but we talked quite a bit this year in making plans for sales and products.  Wes will not be forgotten!

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Last Friday, I got the shocking phone call that my dear friemd, business partner, Co-Author, designer, etc., Wes Garlatz had passed away Thursday night April 2nd of a heart attack at age 52. I am still processing it 😢 A part of me died too. In 2011, Arthur Rankin, Jr., Wes and I Produced the book Rankin/Bass' Mad Monster Party, followed by the 15th Anniversary book of The Enchanted World of Rankin/Bass: A Portfolio. Arthur was proud to look back at this point. When he passed in 2014, Wes and I Produced The Arthur Rankim, Jr. Scrapbook to honor our dear friend and team member. In 2018, I was driven to get a book done on Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town and we obtained some help from Matthew Clayton Mitchell Witten and in 2019, Frosty the Snowman with help from Jonathan Johnson ! The Frosty book came out less than 3 months before Wes passed and I think I know why I felt the urgency. I am so glad we got those last two books done, because I feel they are our best work! Wes was a super guy and I will remember him through our books. I get so many compliments at my appearances for the design of the books and I know that is mostly wes' doing. We are going to try to do a memorial appearance in West Hollywood during the holidays 2020. You can't even have a proper wake/funeral now. Wes leaves his wife Joan and daughters Samantha and Sara behind, which I know meant everything to him. He was proud of them and his Rankin/Bass work at Miser Bros! I will always be proud of him and I dedicate the rest of my appearances to him. Please respect the family's privacy and direct any questions to me. #wesgarlatz #restinpeace

Happy Easter! The way this sale works is shop at www.miserbros.com and then email me at Rickgoldsc@aol.com for your discount invoice. Enjoy! #SALE #EASTER #FUN 🐇

Mort Drucker R.I.P.

Wednesday, April 08, 2020

Here is a sweet Rankin/Bass Easter treat! 4th in a series! Happy Passover!

https://artovision3d.com/products/peter-cottontail-desktop-art



Rankin/Bass'  Here Comes Peter Cottontail is the first of three Rankin/Bass Easter specials and the gem of the three!   I remember seeing it when it premiered in 1971 and always wanting to see it every Easter!  The Romeo Muller script has Peter going through all of the major holidays and that was pure genius!

Monday, April 06, 2020

First fresh cut of 2020 #freshcut #duggiefresh #lawn #freshfade

sunday 🐰🐇🐤🐥🐣

Honor Blackman and James Drury R.I.P.

lockdown convention packages. email Rickgoldsc@aol.com

still signing and sending lots of books in lockdown! Amazon is popping!

happy 82 to Roy!