Sunday, December 08, 2019

Animagic Sunday!

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Big Bird put his last star on the Christmas tree! Carroll Spinney R.I.P.



i return to Santa's Village in East Dundee, IL December 21st! I believe they still have BOGO Tickets available!

 This is the building I am in from 3 - 7 pm and I will have some NEW items!  You can even grab a bite to eat in Mrs. Claus' Cozy Kitchen!



I will be at the McHenry County Historical Society Thursday night at 7 pm, Click link below for more information! There is a museum full of Frosty and other cool things too! In fact, the museum appears in my new Frosty book!

https://mchenrycountyhistory.org/frosty-snowman-7-pm-dec-12?fbclid=IwAR2GukhIRyUG_okhUWFpYlnj19ivqnf7TMaygqiuXR0zcPAUjqoy9iFHU4A

I always enjoy my 1960s Christmas store displays! I have them up year round, but really enjoy now!








I found an Antony Peters designed Cookie Jar from Rankin/Bass' Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Saturday night!

C. 2019 Antony Peters estate/Romeo Muller Estate

Saturday, December 07, 2019

Good News! There's good Rockin' goodnight! πŸŽΈπŸŽ… The hats arrived and they are sensational!!! I got more buttons from my pal Darryl Young too! The stitched logo looks better than I had imagined! If you ordered already, they go out Monday! If you didn't order, what are you waiting for? They will be in limited supply before Christmas and I will be bringing them to all of my events, so they will g... See More — with Wes Garlatz and Jonathan Johnson in Oak Lawn, Illinois.


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Christmas shopping in full swing!

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My friend Don posted a picture of my Dad at an officer Friendly function, concerning bike safety and a button I drew when I was very small 😁 I always supported the police and watched them on tv almost every night back then! #officerfriendly #dad



Got the garage lit and Santa and his flashing red ornament too πŸŽ… Merry Christmas! #friday




Merry Christmas Darling!

Join me! This is the cool place that is also a comedy museum, loaded with collectibles from anything that has to do with laughs! #christmas #rankinbassproductions #holidayseason2019 #fun — at The Comedy Shrine.

Get your tickets at www.comedyshrine.com

Here is a pretty cool CBS NEWS shot of my office!


C. 2019 Jake Barlow/CBS NEWS

I am working on a cover story for RetroFan magazine issue #12 for November 2020!  Another great magazine!   

Pick up the new issue of ReMind Magazine with my Frosty article in it too!  It is on news stands now as is the Scary Monsters magazine with my interview in it.

Jack Frost is 40 this year! I always loved the Paul Coker art in this ad! Robert Morse called me on Christmas day a few years back and Rankin/Bass Productions meant a lot to him!


'Tis the season!


Friday, December 06, 2019

A few more pics from last night from a friend Scot! ABC7 is on way over now πŸŽ…






Just shot a piece with ABC7 Chicago with Jalyn Henderson and Joey Safchik πŸŽ… It will be shared soon! Thanks to my ABC and Superdawg amigo Mike O'Reilley too 🦌 55 years for Rudolph today! #abc7 #rankinbassproductions #christmas



Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer Celebrates 50th Anniversary..55 today!

55 years today!

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 Romeo Muller and Antony Peters created all of the characters in the TV special!

Here are a few outtakes from our CBS NEWS pictorial that will be coming to CBSNEWS.COM soon!



 Home Sweet Home!

Dennis had no idea we were doing a CBS shoot until he got here!  Photographs by Jake Barlow/CBS NEWS

Thursday, December 05, 2019

I will be on WGN Radio this coming Wednesday December 11th at 1:45 Pm LIVE in-studio on The Anna Davlantes show!

You can stream and I believe watch live at www.wgnradio.com

ABC7 is coming tomorrow Afternoon to do a story on Frosty's 50th!


I have to say, the Oak Lawn Public Library rocked tonight! I forgot my phone and Kelly White, from the Reporter Newspaper, was kind enough to send me her photos. I was the Editorial Cartoonist for The Reporter for 10 years starting in 1989. My first cartoon was on the Batman movie. We had a nice, enthusiastic group tonight and I got a pretty good multi- media presentation on Frosty across πŸŽ… #christmas #rankinbassproductions #frostythesnowman #rickgoldschmidt





Tonight at 7 pm at the Oak Lawn Public Library! Come and meet me and hear my presentation!