Wednesday, January 23, 2008


I heard from BRIAN MARIOTTI, President of FUNKO, today. He showed me photographs of a new FRED FLINTSTONE vinyl figure that FUNKO is producing. The figure is based on the above FRED FLINTSTONE design that I did just over a year ago for Brian. Brian asked my opinion of the prototype figure and I felt that there were just a couple of minor adjustments. The FRED FLINTSTONE figure looked sensational and I hope to post photos here soon. FUNKO is doing some great figural product based on the old cool HANNA-BARBERA toys! Just the kind of stuff that classic HANNA-BARBERA fans have been wanting.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

ALLAN MELVIN - 1922-2008

I just learned that character actor ALLAN MELVIN passed away on Thursday, January 17th of cancer. MELVIN was the voice of Hanna-Barbera's MAGILLA GORILLA, DROOPER of THE BANANA SPLITS and SGT. SNORKEL in the King Features BEETLE BAILEY cartoons. The actor was also known as SAM the Butcher on THE BRADY BUNCH. ALLAN MELVIN starred on SGT. BILKO with Phil Silvers and appeared on THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW, THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW and ALL IN THE FAMILY. Another great TV icon is gone.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

More HANNA-BARBERA original art available!

Just wanted to let everyone know that I have more Hanna-Barbera original art pieces available to own, including the above image of BILL HANNA and JOE BARBERA. Check my December 28, 2007 post for the large 18" x 24" Hanna-Barbera characters original art. That piece is still available. E-mail me at for details in obtaining any of my art. Also click on the link in my LINKS section to see my original cartoon art that I am currently offering on Ebay. Thanks! -- Patrick Owsley

Jan. 22, 2008 UPDATE - The BILL HANNA & JOE BARBERA art and the 18" x 24" HANNA-BARBERA characters art (posted on Dec. 28, 2007 - check my December 2007 archive) are both still available to own! I also still have a few sets of the HANNA-BARBERA cartoon title card set available, as well! Check my Oct. 25, 2007 posting in my October 2007 archive for details. E-mail me at Thanks!