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.