Tuesday, June 30, 2009

BOING #5 Interview with Dan Thompson

BOING!#5, Just looking at the comic strip Rip Haywire gives one a sense of history. It has a distinctively retro feel to it as if you are reading a strip from the 50's or 60's action adventure days.
As you begin to submerge yourself into the world that creator Dan Thompson creates, you soon realize that it is very much a product of today that exhibits a fresh and exciting storyline with light hearted humor sandwiched in for good measure. It's a fun strip to read as well as look at. The villains are colorful and creative which brings one back to the villains of Dick Tracy or Batman and Robin in the early days.
Be sure to check out Dan's updates and blog at http://riphaywire.com

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

BOING #4 Interview with Gene Deitch

BOING!#4, There aren't enough words to describe the genius behind such works as Tom Terrific, Terr'ble Thompson, Munro, Samson Scrap and Delilah and Silly Sidney! Surprisingly enough at the age of 85, Gene has not slowed down much and continues to produce animation based on book adaptations while still willing to discuss his past and career history with people as fortunate as myself. His career experiences, as he explains, can also serve as great lessons about luck, perseverance, and persistence. Of course,..it didn't hurt Gene to have all of that talent on his side along the way!! Gene Deitch is indeed one of kind, and just listening to his background, clues you in to this fact right out of the gate!

The Oscar Award Winning Munro_Directed by Gene Deitch

The comic strip Terr'ble Thompson created by Gene Deitch

Cover art from Tom Terrific Comic books Issues #1 and #2

Art work from the Record Changer

Tom Terrific Character Study/Model Sheet

Gene, in a publicity photo with his two sons.