Saturday, August 24, 2013

HALLOWEEN is coming! 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.  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.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

GENERAL MILLS retro cereal boxes

I had this FRUIT BRUTE Glow-in-the-dark light switch plate sticker in my room for years :)

I just read these will start hitting TARGET stores in early September, THANKS to General Mills and TARGET!  Why not use the classic art all of the time?  It would definitely increase General Mill's profit margin.  The modern art they are currently using, should be filed far away in a cold, dark monster castle somewhere!

It is a cereal Target now..



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 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 :)

Monday, August 19, 2013


Here is the photo my friend Ron Murphy took 09-09-1989 and gave me years later :)


Got this email from my friend Jack Davis about a minute ago :)
Rick, I'm still kicken, that was strange. Thanks for all the kind words, you are the GREATEST!!    Jack


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.