Saturday, October 14, 2006
Just listed MONSTERSCENE #9 on EBAY and it brings back some good memories. It came out a year before my book THE ENCHANTED WORLD OF RANKIN/BASS: A PORTFOLIO in 1996. I wrote the article 'THE MAD MAD MAD MONSTERS OF RANKIN/BASS' for this issue. I remember my copies of the magazine arrived just before ARTHUR RANKIN, JR. came to my home to go over the book outline. I gave him a copy of the magazine to read on his flight home. The cover painting by BASIL GOGOS completely blew me away! I was always a fan of his BUT his art was getting better with age and his MONSTERSCENE work was some of his very BEST! I asked BASIL to do some art for my first book and he did send along a FRANKENSTEIN with a SANTA hat BUT it arrived after my book was already printing..here is the art seen for the first time!
Thursday, October 12, 2006
This is THE STARVING ARTISTS circa 1985! That is DENNIS RIORDAN (Bass) on the left. I'm in the middle and JIM JILEK (Drums) on the right. I just started a band listing at www.localbandnetwork.com/bands/thestarvingartists We have practice this weekend and my brother CHRIS is back on board with his drums.
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
BENGSTON'S PUMPKIN FARM is always a GREAT place to go for HALLOWEEN! We were there on opening day in HOMER GLEN, IL
Visit www.pumpkinfarm.com for more info!
Monday, October 09, 2006
Sunday, October 08, 2006
I just scanned these original JACK DAVIS model sheets into my computer for a tribute that is being paid to JACK out on the West Coast in a couple of weeks! JACK is the BEST! A friend of mine, David Scheve just paid him a visit and got some of his commercial cels for CASK MOUNTAIN WINE signed for me! I have all of JACK's TV Commercials on video tape and can tape them for my standard $20 per tape time/trouble.