Saturday, December 27, 2014

A few of my presents from Denise..

The Great AK

The Animagic figure of The Great AK from RANKIN/BASS' THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF SANTA CLAUS (1985) as he appears today. In my interviews, I often get asked, which was their last Animagic production? This was it Arthur wasn't too fond of it, BUT it has a pretty big fan base.

Also celebrating it's 40th Anniversary...

Watched it multiple times this year!  What an Excellent Laws/Bass soundtrack!!!

Had ornaments like these for years...these arrived today :)

Tuesday, December 23, 2014


A Four pack discount!

PAUL COKER, JR.'s 2014 Christmas card


Radio today (Click link below)

Jerry Beck's CARTOON RESEARCH Review

Thanks to Jerry Beck and Greg Ehrbar!

Monday, December 22, 2014


I love Dean's original Christmas LP Winter Romance and these cool out-take cover photos!

Looks great in a frame!

This looks great framed! You can purchase one from After doing four interviews today and waiting to do another, I just heard myself on WDCB NEWS! They selected a segment of the interview where I was talking about Tad Mochinaga and Hiroshi Tabata and just got word yesterday from Japan that the Tad Documentary was a go and the people in Japan loved my books Should be a cool project! So glad WDCB mentioned the McHenry County Historical Society's RUDOLPH display! If you haven't seen it yet and can make it to Union, IL, it will make your Christmas happier!

I did a last minute interview in Grand Rapids, MI today for WOOD AM that was fun (My fourth today)! Here is one I did yesterday to air on Christmas Eve!

Thanks to Mike O' Reilley for these!

Jerry says he is the Chief reindeer ans Alan said my collection was Amazing!

Thanks to John LaLonde for sending this along! We got lots of great press this year!

From my friend Bill Smith

just did a live radio interview in Radar O' Rielly's home town in Iowa with Mike Buchanan (A return appearance) and taping one in Texas on WXYL at 11 am..then WRVC at 2:35 pm live. The Oak Lawn Patch is also coming out this afternoon to do another story :)


Silver Bells...Silver's Christmas time in the city!

I saw Alvin & The Chipmunks in the Hollywood Christmas Parade tonight from Thanksgiving day 1960 :)