Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Sunday, August 28, 2011

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JACK KIRBY!

Happy Birthday, JACK "KING" KIRBY! Here's a THOR sketch card I did a while ago based on Kirby's art. Jack Kirby would have been 94 today.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

OFF TO DISNEYLAND!

Leslie and I are heading down to DISNEYLAND later today! It's been a while since our last visit, and we're both looking forward to it.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Thursday, August 25, 2011

ALL IN COLOR FOR A DIME!

I used to love checking this book out from the Michigan City, IN Public Library when I was a kid. The book featured full-page color reproductions of Golden Age comic book covers that I would look at for hours!...well, maybe not hours, but for several minutes! 8^)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

ROBIN AND THE ROBINSONS!

Here's a very cool pic that BILL MUMY posted on Facebook today! I had to share it with you here. Bill commented on the pic, "Here's a super rare photo from 1965 outside of Stages 10-11 on the 20th Century Fox lot. L-R: me, Burt Ward and Angela Cartwright. Or should I say, "Will Robinson", "Robin" and "Penny Robinson". Yeah!" Looks like this pic was taken while Burt Ward was filming the pilot to BATMAN...his gloves are a cloth material, and not the leather gloves he wore in all other episodes.

Monday, August 22, 2011

THE ANT AND THE AARDVARK!

With the late, great FRIZ FRELENG celebrating a birthday yesterday, I thought I'd post this original art for a 1970s THE ANT AND THE AARDVARK puzzle. One of my favorite cartoon series from the DePatie-Freleng studio!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, FRIZ FRELENG!

Happy 105th Birthday to the great cartoon director, FRIZ FRELENG! Below is a screen shot from one of my favorite Warner Bros. Freleng cartoons, THREE LITTLE BOPS.


Friday, August 19, 2011

BRING BACK THIS BURGER KING!

I read today in the news that BURGER KING is getting rid of their current mascot. You know...the one with the creepy head mask. I would love to see BURGER KING bring back their cartoon mascot from the 1970s! I had the BURGER KING pillow that is shown below. Bring back this BURGER KING mascot and re-issue the pillow! Sounds like a great idea to me.


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

MALACHI THRONE...FALSE FACE!

Looking forward to the Hollywood Collectors Show on October 8-9, 2011 at the Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel and Convention Center in Burbank, CA! It's a 45th anniversary reunion show for the BATMAN TV show. I'll definitely be picking up a signed photo from FALSE FACE himself, MALACHI THRONE! The show is also featuring ADAM WEST, BURT WARD, JULIE NEWMAR, YVONNE CRAIG, LEE MERIWETHER, FRANCINE YORK with Special Guest VAN WILLIAMS (The Green Hornet) and more!


Monday, August 15, 2011

KLONDIKE KAT & SAVOIR FARE!

Two of my favorite TOTAL TELEVISION PRODUCTIONS characters...KLONDIKE KAT and SAVOIR FARE! "Klondike Kat always gets his mouse!"..."Savoir Fare eez everywhere!"


Sunday, August 14, 2011

BOZO BOP BAG!

Picked up the re-issued 1960s BOZO bop bag yesterday at Big Kid Collectables in Sherman Oaks, CA! They have a few left, so if you want one...get over to Big Kid at the corner of Burbank Blvd. and Hazeltine fast! Below is a neat vintage Christmas pic that shows the BOZO bop bag next to the tree.


Friday, August 12, 2011

THE PHANTOM!



Tonight, Leslie and I finally watched the 1996 film, THE PHANTOM, starring Billy Zane. I've always liked the character and the film was very enjoyable! Lots of fun action throughout the movie and Billy Zane looked great as THE PHANTOM! If you haven't yet seen it, check it out!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

RON SANTO!

So great to see the RON SANTO statue unveiled tonight at Wrigley Field! A terrific tribute to the late, great Cubs third baseman! The statue is located at the corner of Addison St. and Sheffield Ave. HEY HEY #10!

Sunday, August 07, 2011

MIGHTOR!

Really enjoying the new MIGHTY MIGHTOR and MOBY DICK DVD set from the WB Shop! Keep these classic Hanna-Barbera DVD sets comin', WB! Get yours at http://www.wbshop.com/! Above is my MIGHTY MIGHTOR sketch card.

Saturday, August 06, 2011

THE RED SKULL!

If you haven't yet seen CAPTAIN AMERICA, I highly recommend that you do! In honor of his appearance in the film, here's my RED SKULL sketch card (after Jack "King" Kirby!).

Friday, August 05, 2011

Monday, August 01, 2011

JACK IN THE BOX TIN SIGN - BOX BALL!

Love the JACK character design on this 1970s tin sign for JACK IN THE BOX's BOX BALL! Saw this over at Dan Goodsell's blog.

SNAP! CRACKLE! and POP!

I love classic advertising characters...which includes SNAP! CRACKLE! and POP! from Kellogg's Rice Krispies. Love these character study heads!