Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Who ya gonna call?

With GHOSTBUSTERS back in release this past weekend it brought back memories of working on the DIC "GHOSTBUSTERS" (aka "THE REAL GHOSTBUSTERS") Saturday morning TV cartoon in (or around) 1988. The show's supervising director was the great Art Vitello, who I had met freelancing on THE GUMMI BEARS a few years before. Art would go on to supervise a big chunk of TINY TOONS and never failed to make each assignment on all those shows an opportunity to learn a lot and have a ball in the process. For GHOSTBUSTERS I freelanced story boards on 3 "Slimer" shorts that were part of the longer show. They were more broad and gag oriented than the main show and it was a pleasure to draw a character who could float and zip anywhere without having to "block" on foot. I remember one short involved Slimer vs. a gopher, and another he was in a battle to raid the GB HQ kitchen vs. a cat character who was kind of a mascot. For the life of me I can't remember the 3rd one and probably wouldn't recognize it if I saw it today. I used a fake name on the show, which wound up in the body of the credits for every full episode, so "Bill Snelgrove" somehow has an erroneous number of GHOSTBUSTER titles on his IMDb page. 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

R.I.P. Robin Williams

A 1992 sketch by the incomparable Eric Goldberg, the Robin Williams of Animaiton. 

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Cow of the Week! Starting tomorrow...

I've been posting these on Instagram for a few weeks. Starting tomorrow as a weekly feature here! You cannot escape the cow!