Tuesday, May 26, 2015

BOING! - Podcasts by Todd Dolce

I recently discovered Todd Dolce's "BOING!" podcasts via Tony Benedict's blog (writer for The Jetsons, the Flintstones, Yogi Bear and so many other HB cartoons).

I really have to give Mr. Dolce' credit for conducting these interviews. Todd has been interviewing several artists in the field of cartooning or have a cartoon related association.

For example he interviewed, among others, the wonderful June Foray (voice of Rocky the flying squirrel), the great Al Jaffee (MAD magazine cartoonists and creator of the fold-in back covers) and the amazing Tony Benedict. I am so delighted that he interviewed Lowell Hess (an amazing illustrator from Collier's magazine) and Joe Harris (creator of Underdog and the Trix Rabbit).

Ok. I'll mention one more, Gene Deitch, the creator of Tom Terrific from Captain Kangaroo. There are more that I have yet to listen to and I plan on catching to them all.

These are names that are often forgotten in the history of the multifaceted genres of cartoons. I have to give Todd props for bringing these voices and wonderful creators to light once more. Hearing their stories makes me feel like their lives are just like my own. Their experiences are full of highs and lows and valuable insight. They have all worked so very hard at their craft that I feel a strong connection to them and their creative endeavors.

If you have even the slightest interest in cartooning history you should listen to some of them.
Here's the link.
BOING! - Podcasts

Here is Todd Dolce's associated blog.
behind the lines podcast

Thank you, Todd, for sharing these.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Ides of March

I simply had fun doing these. Plus I don't think I've posted much with Sandy Mulligan, McDivot's love interest.

Here are McDivot, Burnie and Sandy telling the condensed version of "Beware the Ides of March".

Friday, May 15, 2015


Some of you may have seen these from my old website. Since I'm slowly phasing my website out I thought I'd just make a big transfer dump of images.

I only wish that I had scanned these at a larger size. Wear your spectacles.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Dr. Mark Salema DDS - Gopher Dentist

Donna and Mark Salema. Mark is my dentist and an old and dear friend from my college days. I gave them an autographed copy of one of my McDivot backgrounds. They framed it, put it up in their office and grew buck teeth.
Wonderful people. Great dentist. Excellent friends!

Mark Salema... THE Best Dentist. Kirkland WA

Here's a closer look at the art I created for "National Dental Awareness Month".
Yes, I'm wearing the McDivot costume below.