Saturday, December 28, 2019


The Starving Artists are back to playing music again with revamped equipment after Dennis' shoulder surgery!

C. 2019 Jake Barlow/CBS NEWS

C. 2019 Jake Barlow/CBS NEWS #saturday #christmas #weekend #heatmiser #snowmiser #fun


C. 2019 Jake Barlow/CBS NEWS

Father Time

C. 2017 Rick Goldschmidt

A great Christmas memory with my Sister Stacey! Malls don't look this good anymore...

Friday, December 27, 2019

A great cover recreation from my friend Joe Giella!

Sue Lyon R.I.P.

This was at an Alsip Police Department Christmas party at Reno Corsi's many years ago! My brother and I got introduced to Action Jackson! #actionjackson #mego #collectorscall #christmas

It's raining sunshine this weekend!

On the 3rd day of Christmas... C. 2019 CBS NEWS/Jake Barlow #rankinbassproductions #friday #rudolphtherednosedreindeer No photo description available.

I was all set to head in to the printer's today and have all the boxes prepped, but the printing quality was below our standard and we are shooting for Monday now, as they needed a fine tuning repair on their printers.

Lee Mendelson R.I.P.

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Exciting book update!

The printer let me know that several of our books we had on Back Order, were ready for pickup today and I asked about the Frosty books and they said maybe tomorrow.   They will let me know tomorrow!   I brought the proof to my family Christmas gathering and my Mom said "It is very colorful!"   There is lots of color and great art and images!   It doesn't just pertain to Frosty, as there are images of surviving Animagic figures and from my events, etc.   I will keep everyone posted and add the tracking #s to orders as I ship.  If they are done tomorrow, I will have a busy Friday night and Larry the mailman will have a busy Saturday!  You can still order yours exclusively at

January 4-5, 2020!

I just did an interview with Eric Schelkopf Reporter, Kane County Chronicle about my appearance at Cosmic Comic Con January 4-5th at Pheasant Run! This event is going to be a real wing ding with my friend Special guest Jackson Bostwick ! Eric tells me that Pheasant Run is being sold and this may be the last event of this kind there, so come on out! #thee #cosmiccomiccon #rankinbassproductions #captainmarvel #jacksonbostwick #happynewyear #booksigning #popculture #santaclaus #reindeer #familyfun #comics #toys

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Santa's Village was a blast in 2019! I hope to do more appearances in 2020!

Today is just the start of Christmas for me! It will still be going strong here for at least another month! I am looking forward to picking up books and mailing hopefully this weekend and really enjoying the season! I am Thankful for a lot of things this year and Thank everyone for their support this Green Christmas! #christmas #holidayseason2019 #twelvedaysofchristmas

 But I'll, have a Green, Green Green Green Christmas!

Santa and Frosty earned it this year!

Merry Christmas! C. 2019 CBS NEWS/Jake Barlow #merrychristmas #wednesday #christmas2019 #christmas #rankinbassproductions

C. 2019 CBS NEWS/Jake Barlow

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

A 1942 edition of The Night Before Christmas that my Dad got from his Grandmother and got passed to me. Somehow I managed to write my name backwards inside the book and correctly on the cover 🤣 #thenightbeforechristmas #christmaseve

Christmas eve festivities

Christmas eve with Snow Miser

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas eve!

Monday, December 23, 2019

Our site looks real Christmasy right now and Frosty book orders still flowing through. Feels good to know this is the week! Pull up an iceberg!

Here is the Smithsonian Magazine article I helped with, that was posted today! Many more articles to come this Holiday season and in 2020! Also, I picked up various books today and shipped some out for delivery tomorrow and this week! I am told the Frosty book should be done by the end of the week, which means more than likely they will ship on Saturday!

C. 2014 Miser Bros Press/Rick Goldschmidt archives from The Arthur Rankin, Jr. Scrapbook:  The Birth of Animagic

Shipping later this week!

Sunday, December 22, 2019

A CBS NEWS living room shot!

C. 2019 CBS NEWS/Jake Barlow


C. 2019 CBS NEWS/Jake Barlow

Happy Martin & Lewis Christmas!


Sunday Star!