Saturday, August 24, 2013
..you may want to visit Eric Pigors website for some Trick or Treats!
I became aware of Eric's work last October at the very cool RANKIN/BASS' MAD MONSTER PARTY event at the Van Eaton Galleries! He created two of the best pieces in the show :)
As far as animation goes, he worked on the FAMILY DOG. He worked at WALT DISNEY FEATURE ANIMATION 1987 thru 2002, doing clean up art mostly on the villians. His favorite character was HADES on Hercules and the hyenas on LION KING.
He went back in 2008, to work on Princess and the Frog. Disney closed the cel animation division in 2002, opting to move forward (or backward, depending how you look at it) with CGI.
He sold Disney studios, an original idea called SILLY HILLBILLYS ON MARS, but it went no where there beyond 3 drafts, unfortunately. He also designed characters on TREATSURE PLANET & MICKEYS RUNAWAY BRAIN.
He did his own 7 minute cartoon called ,”LETS CHOP SOO-E! “ with INTERNATIONAL ROCKETSHIP LTD in Canada back in 1990. It played on MTV’S LIQUID TV and a few ANIMATION TOURNESS.
He did character designs on ED EDD AND EDDYS HALLOWEEN SPECIAL BOO HAW HAW, he turned the kids into his monster characters.
He has been doing TOXITOONS SINCE 1999, complete with books and merchandise, Eric came up with the name in 1987 for postcards he was doing.
He also has an App called Monsterpieces Created by his friend ERIC DANILES, who worked with him at Disney. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/monsterpieces/id447487954?mt=8 Check it out!
He has some cool masks based on his characters made by TRICK OR TREAT STUDIOS. TRICK OR TREAT is releasing masks based on RANKIN/BASS' MAD MONSTER PARTY characters for Halloween, 2014 :)
He has created art for haunted houses Netherworld, Boneyard fx,Hollweeen horror nights,Nightmare new England and created art for bands like Metallica,Ghastly Ones and some other horror bands.
He also did covers for FROM THE TOMB Horror magazines.
He is doing his annual TRICK OR TREAT BAG SPECIAL SEPT 1ST! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!.
Friday, August 23, 2013
c. 2013 RICK GOLDSCHMIDT/ELVIS PRESLEY ENTERPRISES
Wes Garlatz designed a NEW art portfolio website of my art :) www.rickgoldschmidt.com
Always wanted to organize my art through the years, in one place. The Elvis piece above is one of my latest :)
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
My friend Patrick Owsley tells me that TARGET will be selling retro GENERAL MILLS cereal of FRANKENBERRY, COUNT CHOCULA, FRUIT BRUTE, BOO BERRY and YUMMY MUMMY this Fall! I have been waiting for this....the recent GENERAL MILLS air-brushed packaging is awful! Now, if they could only change the cereal back to what it was before....it taste like puffy chemicals now :) I remember when the marshmallows used to taste real and the cereal was a totally different texture. General Mills says they will hit stores early September :)
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Monday, August 19, 2013
Got this email from my friend Jack Davis about a minute ago :)
Just saw this picture I took with THE CATWOMAN/JULIE NEWMAR some years back. Her 80th Birthday was this past Friday. As we took this picture, my friend Ron Murphy (who I didn't know back then) took a picture of JULIE & me from another angle and gave it to me many years later :) I will have to post that picture soon.