Saturday, August 10, 2019

This would have been a cool cover! I have lots of their live stuff from this era including a handmade set....not so good.

I did lots of outdoor work this week...

It's Time for Mr. Bubble!

RANKIN/BASS' MAD MONSTER PARTY Hardcover book with Author Rick Goldschmi...

Wild World #2 The Starving Artists

The original king is pretty cool too! My friend Dennis still has a sleeve patch like this, from when he worked there years ago. #burgerking #advertisingcharacter

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

Wizard World is coming to Chicago August 22, 23, 24 and 25 -- guests this year include Aquaman's Jason Momoa, Ben MacKenzie, Morena Baccarin, Melissa Joan Hart, Cary Elwes, Chris Sarandon, David Giuntoli, Dean Cain, Henry Winkler, Matt Ryan, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Lou Ferrigno, and many more -- use code RICKG20 at checkout for 20% off your tickets!

Summer is going out with a bang!

Brylcreem...A little dab will do ya!

August is a busy month for me!

Well, looks like we worked things out and I was asked to do a panel and appear at WIZARD WORLD CHICAGO August 22-25 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention center!

I will find out the date and time of the panel soon!

Looking forward to seeing all of my friends from Chicago and meeting some new friends too!   I will have lots of new things at my booth too!   I will post the location of the booth as soon as I find out!

The Real Banana Splits

 I have always been a big Banana Splits fan!  My living legend friend Jerry Eisenberg designed the characters at Hanna-Barbera and Sid & Marty Krofft made the costumes, but it was the great voice actors that really brought the characters to life with a wonderful personality!
 Paul Winchell gave the leader Fleegle a wonderfully, funny voice as he did his many other characters including Tigger.   

 Daws Butler brought Bingo to life in perhaps the funniest of the bunch!  They all had an over the top delivery!

 Drooper was a favorite of mine too!  I loved them all!   Melvin did such a wonderful job with Magilla Gorilla that Hanna-Barbera had to use him again for something and Drooper was a winner!

Snorky was a mute with a horn sounding off ala Harpo Marx.   I have The Banana Splits in Hocus Pocus Park on dvd and it is interesting to watch the Splits, both in live action and cel animation with their great voice counterparts, 

Monday, August 05, 2019

Toppie! From Top Value Trading stamps! I always thought that it was cool to see Toppie in the bottom photo, back when George Harrison visited his sister in Illinois in 1963, before The Beatles invaded America! #toppie #topvaluestamps #thebeatles

THE STARVING ARTISTS "Travelin' Man" cover I sold the Les Paul Josh is playing to a band member of the band Survivor.

My 3rd reunion with Wally and the Beav....and I never tire of it! Legends!

I posted this old pic of me on my Facebook music page and a ton of people responded, so thought I would share here! I still have that shirt and guitar!

Sunday, August 04, 2019

My late friend Allen Swift, was the voice of Captain Cup Cake too! Hostess cup cake snack cakes were the thing! Besides doing all of the Monster voices and Felix Flankin in Rankin/Bass' Mad Monster Party, he did all of the voices in Diver Dan as well! His last appearance was in our Mad Monster Party documentary on the current blu ray and dvd! #allenswift #captaincupcake #madmonsterparty

I did some re-arranging/cleaning Saturday night!

Blair Sunday!