If you are going to be in the L.A. area this Saturday night, March 14, head over to the VAN EATON GALLERY in Sherman Oaks, CA! The gallery is having an IWAO TAKAMOTO exhibit and book signing. Michael Mallory, Willie Ito and Barbara Takamoto will be signing copies of the new book, IWAO TAKAMOTO: MY LIFE WITH A THOUSAND CHARACTERS. The event is from 6 pm to 9 pm. RSVP to the gallery at 818-788-2357. Many pieces of Iwao's art will be on display! Iwao Takamoto was a legendary production and character designer at Hanna-Barbera. Iwao is best known for designing SCOOBY-DOO. This should be a terrific night at the gallery! The gallery is located at 13613 Ventura Blvd. Check out www.vegalleries.com! Leslie and I will be there.