Saturday, February 12, 2011
Friday, February 11, 2011
JONNY QUEST print from Steve 'the dude' Rude!
www.steverudeart.com Get your beautiful JONNY QUEST print from Steve Rude! This print looks as good as the original painting in every way! The print is $150 with free shipping. Enter code RICKBLOGTHX at checkout and get a free $5 STARBUCKS card and free shipping on any order over $50. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this gorgous print!
12" CAPTAIN ACTION is back!
My good friend Willie Ito was gracious enough to fill me in on his career and the late RANKIN/BASS animator Yusaku "Steve" Nakagawa (Who worked on specials like THE MOUSE ON THE MAYFLOWER at TOEI for RANKIN/BASS). Willie started at Walt Disney training under Iwao Takamoto, who at the time was Milt Kahl's assistant, working on Walt Disney's LADY AND THE TRAMP and this is where he met Steve Nakagawa. Willie went to work for Chuck Jones shortly after that and was invited back to Disney to work on SLEEPING BEAUTY BUT declined because working with Chuck was a great opportunity. Six years later, Bob Clampett was starting up his studio to produce THE BEANY & CECIL SHOW. The general buzz around the industry was theatrical cartoons were on their way out, especially since MGM shuffled their studio...hence HANNA-BARBERA was now on TV, so Willie decided to join Clampett and co. He completed a seasons worth of shows for ABC and had no renewal in sight. HANNA-BARBERA was now rolling and was preparing to go into production with THE JETSONS. Willie was invited to join the studio and when he started his first day, low and behold, there sat Iwao Takamoto at one desk and Jerry Eisenberg, who actually replaced Willie when he departed from Chuck Jones, sitting at another desk.
to be continued.
Here is a KUBLA KRAUS dedication I did in a book tonight...I have never drawn the character before. Paul Frees voiced him in RANKIN/BASS' JACK FROST.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Wednesday, February 09, 2011
Tuesday, February 08, 2011
Monday, February 07, 2011
Sunday, February 06, 2011
SKETCH CARDS for sale!
www.powsley.blogspot.com Josh and I were watching THE FLINTSTONES tonight :)
BLIZZARD OF 2011
www.timeandspacetoys.com You can pop these into your huge mounds of snow and light them up with class!
THE ENCHANTED WORLD OF DANNY KAYE
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