Saturday, October 27, 2012

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Friday, October 26, 2012


SHAZAM!  arrives!  They even included the commercial bumpers!  Shazam!

Roses from one of our rose bushes!
The NEW FAMOUS MONSTERS is Amazing!  THANKS for the heads up from Gary Matheson and Kevin House!  So glad they involved the MUNSTERS historian Kevin Burns and included so many RARE shots including the ones from the PILOT!

Thursday, October 25, 2012


I am still getting a lot of questions regarding the NEW book :)   I will try to answer them :)   First of all, if you are a RANKIN/BASS fan, you will want this book!  We added 120 pages of NEW material (Many pages in COLOR) and we adjusted many of the pages that were in the book(Ie. added to episode guides, adjusted index pages, etc.).  Wes Garlatz beautifully designed this edition of the book and in my opinion it is MUCH improved and blows away previous editions of the book.   I think I sent him over 1,000 images from the last 15 years of my RANKIN/BASS collection, so this was a HUGE undertaking!   Includes many previously unpublished photographs and artwork.  At the 11th hour John Ellis provided us with some amazing ANIMAGIC shots from THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS (You can see the wires) and we made them FULL PAGE Color!  We included sections of artists' tributes to RANKIN/BASS and collectibles old and new!  It will only be available in hard cover with a deluxe wrap around cover.  It features 296 pages (Not counting about 6 introductory pages) and hundreds of images.  We will only have a small number at THANKSGIVING and the rest will follow in mid-December.  We may begin to take pre-orders November 1st.  I can't wait to see the finished product (Wes said the proof was AMAZING!)!  The quality is FIRST RATE Thanks to Arthur Rankin, Jr.!

You can still get your book for Halloween!
Art by Derek Yaniger

Wednesday, October 24, 2012  Art is going quick!  My pal Patrick Owsley's piece sold today :)

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Ben Von Strawn  Ben Von Strawn gave me a cool print of his art (#13 of 50).  Cool stuff!