Saturday, August 08, 2009


My pals Seamus and Mark did a wonderful job in one of the NEW MAD MONSTER PARTY documentaries of explaining ANIMAGIC! Here is what they did with HANNA-BARBERA'S FLINSTONES in THE FLINTSTONES ON THE ROCKS
My pal JACK DAVIS! I talked about him a little bit in the new MAD MONSTER PARTY documentary. He always told me that the original FRANKENSTEIN and Boris Karloff scared him greatly as a child and he ended up running out of the theatre. Later he would do countless versions of the FRANKENSTEIN's monster character including FANG in MAD MONSTER PARTY.

My liner notes to the wonderful soundtrack to RANKIN/BASS' THE DAYDREAMER

This came out some time ago, by far the BEST sculpted PETER POTOMUS and SO SO! FUNKO is doing a GREAT job of bringing out the classic characters as plastic figures!

Always loved the BARRIS and JEFFRIES hollywood cars!

Happy Birthday to THE EDGE!

Happy Birthday goes out to THE EDGE! Did I ever mention how much I love NO LINE ON THE HORIZON? I bought the BIG BOX release the day it came out and the CD was in my player for about a month straight! The DVD is cool too. Wonderful stuff! THE EDGE has always been a huge influence on my playing and sounds. I used an ECHOPLEX as part of my set up for about the first 7 years of playing in THE STARVING ARTISTS because of him. You can hear his influence on me in the song "Drama Free" on my MY SPACE MUSIC page.


I heard from Crissy today! I think she would make a good RANKIN/BASS elf girl at our appearances this holiday season. What do you think?

SUMMER Grilling

Did some summer grilling for Josh today. Have to exercise my wrist a bit in my new brace. Two weeks of therapy required per Doctor Regan.


Josh's favorite skater COREY DUFFEL made the cover of the new TRANSWORLD SKATEBOARDING magazine! Josh and Corey both skate FOUNDATION. In fact, Josh's first pro board was a SHAG FOUNDATION board and he has had several since then. Josh says he has talked to Corey on FACEBOOK.


We both like this one the best and SHAG did a self portrait within :)

Josh sent these images over to me today! He will be at DISNEYLAND Sunday from 10am to 1pm! You can also order items on the net or by phone. He has a LINK from his webpage to the merchandise.

SHAG will be at DISNEYLAND tomorrow!

To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the HAUNTED MANSION, my pal Josh Agle will be appearing at DISNEYLAND tomorrow Sunday August 9th to sign and promote his NEW HAUNTED MANSION DISNEYLAND art and merchandise! Looks sensational! The original paintings are also being offered for sale.



Wednesday, August 05, 2009


THURSDAY The special today is this book for $55 shipped (You can PAYPAL or e-mail for mailing instructions) with a DVD of your choice from the unreleased titles I have talked about on this blog.


PAUL COKER, JR. is one of my very favorite artists and a GREAT friend! He designed most of the RANKIN/BASS TV Specials and is one of the only original MAD MAGAZINE artists that still does work for MAD. I still have his personally signed FROSTY THE SNOWMAN postcards (Check the right hand column for ordering info) and I include one with every purchase of my NEW EDITION of THE ENCHANTED WORLD OF RANKIN/BASS: A PORTFOLIO.

The late, great BURL IVES and my friend Dorothy Ives! Burl wrote the foreword to my first book. He starred in RANKIN/BASS' RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER, THE DAYDREAMER, THE FIRST EASTER RABBIT and THE BERMUDA DEPTHS.
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Tuesday, August 04, 2009

DENNIS added some Casters to my VOX tonight

Playing "Sick Man Of Europe" by CHEAP TRICK

Putting some training wheels on my VOX (Which weighs a ton!)

Did an interview with FOX NEWS today about my poor treatment by SOUTHSIDE ORTHOPAEDICS, P.C. in Palos Heights, IL

Working on some new character designs...

Being creative...