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.

TELEVISION SHOWS

                                         

MOVIES 

                

DIRECTION

               

 

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. . . .

 

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