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THE ANIMATION STATION - AS I SAID IN MY SHORT BIO ON THE HOMEPAGE, MY BACKGROUND IS IN ANIMATION. I HAVE BEEN AN ANIMATOR AND TIMING DIRECTOR SINCE 1979. THIS SECTION IS MEANT TO BE A PLACE TO SHOW YOU SOME OF THE TV SHOWS I HAVE WORKED ON AND GIVE YOU A BEHIND THE SCENES LOOK AT WHAT IT IS LIKE WORKING AT AN ANIMATION STUDIO. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR WOULD LIKE TO PURCHASE A SET OF MODEL SHEETS FROM ME PLEASE CONTACT ME USING THE "CONTACT ME" LINK.
Here is a list of many of the TV shows and Movies I have worked on as either an assistant animator, Animator or a Director. Some have live links (Superfriends, Blackstar, Shazam and Thundarr right now) and take you to a short synopsis of the show, some memories I have about working on the show and even some model sheets for you to look at and purchase if you like.
DON'T MISS MY SPECIAL APPEARANCES AT A NUMBER OF COMIC CONVENTIONS THIS YEAR
NEW YORK COMIC-CON: Oct 10-13 2013 Javits Center New York, NY (in Negotiations)
A very special thanks to Golden Age artist Don Rico (above). . . he was the man responsible for my career in the animation industry. I showed my portfolio to him and he suggested I look into becoming an animator at Hanna-Barbera Studios where he was working on SuperFriends as a storyboard artist. Hanna-Barbera had an animation workshop that was open only to those recommended by someone at the studio and Don recommended me to Joe Barbera and within a month I was working as an assistant animator.
I was privileged to work along side such animation greats as Tex Avery, Dave Tendlar, Kenny Muse and Ben Washam . . . I was in awe as I watched Mel Blanc record an episode of the Flintstones as he went from being Barney Rubble to a wise cracking elephant vacuum cleaner without missing a beat. I met my favorite Warner Brothers cartoon director Bob Clampett and he sent me a number of autographed Beany and Cecil items just because I said I loved the show so much as a kid.
I also ran into my comic book hero Jack Kirby who worked at Ruby-Spears on Thundarr the Barbarian, I was an assistant animator on the show, and he was also a designer at Hanna-Barbera. Any time I looked out and saw Jack heading across the bridge that joined the two Hanna-Barbera buildings together I ran out and pretended I had to go to the other building just so I could get a chance to talk to him. He was one of the nicest people you could possibly meet and would always take the time to answer any question I had about art. One of my biggest regrets to this day is that he invited me out to his home in Thousand Oaks, California a couple of times and even gave me his address and phone number but I was too intimidated to take him up on it... what a shame, I would have loved that!!! He was the "KING" after all. . . .