Saturday, August 12, 2017

Who's your friend when things get rough?




How many licks? A 1 - A 2- A 3


The Monkees

Sunday Wizard World Chicago programming My program is listed in the Sunday lineup at 2:30pm. Looks like Loni Anderson's program is at the same time in a different room.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

THE SHAG STORES: Halloween tour!

 I said I would have some big news and am announcing it Exclusively here!   My friend SHAG is releasing a 50th Anniversary print of Rankin/Bass' Mad Monster Party!   It will be released October 14th at his West Hollywood store and I will be appearing there with him, and signing books, etc.  Exact times will follow shortly.   Then we are following that appearance with another appearance the following week on October 20th (date subject to change) at his Palm Springs store.  I asked Len Korobkin (Writer of the Mad Monster Party screenplay) to attend, but he is not sure he can work it into his schedule.   We are also expecting some Animagic figures to attend courtesy of Screen-Novelties.  This will be a couple of Huge Halloween parties for the West Coast!  The last time I appeared on the West Coast was at the Van Eaton Mad Monster Party Event in 2012, which was a big success!  So we will be celebrating Mad Monster Party's 50th on the West Coast Mid-October with Shag and then taking that celebration (and hopefully a SHAG print) to the East Coast for CHILLER THEATRE in New Jersey, the weekend before Halloween!

 This has been in the works for a long time and I am glad I can finally announce it!   I was a bit worried last week, when The Shag Store in Palm Springs had a fire that damage was estimated at $100,000.   I am happy to say that the store will be open and the event is set!

Looking forward to seeing my pal Josh Agle (SHAG) again!  The last time we met up, it was in Chicago and all over town, including my home in Oak Lawn.

 I think the MAD MONSTER PARTY print will look something like his wonderful H.R. Pufnstuf print!   I am not sure if there will be additional merchandise with the art on it yet.

 HAPPY HALLOWEEN!   Looking forward to seeing all the West Coast fans again!

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Rankin/Bass Tales of the Wizard of Oz theme


The Wrecking Crew


Loved the Wrecking Crew duo of James Burton and Glen Campbell, especially on Nesmith/Monkees tracks! 🎸



Mary Poppins

Robert Fuller


Randy is coming too!

Danny is coming! I can get my Partridge family drawing signed!

2 weeks away already!

20% off your tickets with codeword:  GOLDSCHMIDT   I opted for the greatest discount for the greatest Rankin/Bass fans!   I will have some new stuff here!   This is the biggest and best Chicago area convention!   I will be making a presentation one day and drawing for the kids on KID SUNDAY!



Halloween will be a blast!

The Space Ghosts

The Beach Boys

Looking forward to October! BIG appearances for the 50th!

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Yellow Brick Road OZ shirts finally arrive!

The shirts have arrived (in Yellow Brick Road Yellow)!   Just like the one I and The Starving Artists were sporting at OZ: Oz, the National Convention​  Right now we have sizes Small through 3XL, but I am thinking they will go fast, due to the response we got at the con!   Order today and they will be in the mail tomorrow!  #oz #thewizardofoz #ozthenationalconvention #rankinbass #talesofthewizardofoz #tonypeters #upa #socratesthescarecrow #wizard #munchkins #wickedwitch #dorothygale #toto #dandylion #rustythetinman

Glen Campbell R.I.P.