Saturday, July 30, 2022

I finally got my August issues of ReMind magazine! Someone at the post office liked the issue and kept my subscription copy. Thanks Karen!

lots of gifts under the tree 🎄

It is still Christmas in July here!


Tony was a swimmer

Vintage Walt Disney

Saturday July 30th Screening!

 If you are in Los Angeles, this is happening today for the 40th Anniversary of Rankin/Bass' The Last Unicorn: The screening takes place on July 30 at 3 p.m. in its David Geffen Theater. Additional information and tickets are available here. The program features a Q&A with Peter S. Beagle, author of the novel “The Last Unicorn” and screenwriter for the film adaptation, and Michael Chase Walker, the film's produce #Thelastunicorn #Rankinbassproductions C. 2012 Miser Bros Pre…
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Friday, July 29, 2022

Just a few more days of July left! #Christmasinjuly #Rankinbassproductions

This is what a typical call with Paul Coker, Jr. looked like. This was an NPR interview we were doing in Dallas, but we would constantly laugh :) I will miss that! I am getting lots of orders on Paul stuff tonight and working through them as best I can. Some things are sold out and am emailing everyone to give options. #Paulcokerjr

Our last book project together ☃️ I am glad Paul got to see the finished book! He said when people heard he designed Frosty, their ears perked open 😁 #paulcokerjr


Paul Coker, Jr. R.I.P.

Sad news today, my very dear friend Paul Coker, Jr. passed away.  I talked to him very recently and he signed a whole bunch of Rankin/Bass postcards for me at 93!  You may know his work from Mad Magazine or Hallmark cards, but Rankin/Bass fans know his designs from Frosty the Snowman, The Year Without a Santa Claus and Santa Claus Is Comin' to town, among many other TV specials.  Our friendship goes back to the very beginning of my association with Arthur Rankin, Jr. and Jules Bass.  Paul did the cover for my first book in the mid-1990s, which originally had a yellow background.  Since then he did many pieces of art for me and signed thousands of postcards.  Early on, we did radio show interviews together and he even did satellite TV interviews for Mervyns Department stores, for me.  He appeared in WE ARE SANTA'S ELVES on The Year Without A Santa Claus blu ray, for me.  We appeared together at the North Dallas Comic book show.  Later Paul told me, he came so that he could hang out with me.  Our phone conversations were always filled with laughter.  He poked fun at, his art, Rankin/Bass, etc.  We had a very similar sense of humor.   I really loved this guy and his work!  He was so important to The Enchanted World of Rankin/Bass, I can't even put it into words.  He made doing what I do, so enjoyable. He will live on through his work and the wonderful memories I have of him! #Paulcokerjr #Frostythesnowman #heatmiser #snowmiser #winterwarlock #burgermeistermeisterburger

I am still celebrating Christmas in July! More books coming early next week!