Monday, April 02, 2007

Gene Deitch

I recently purchased this book about "Terr'ble Thompson" from Fantagraphics. This was a long lost comic strip by Gene Deitch, better known as an animation director for virtually all the studios in the 1950s and 60s. Primarily at UPA and Terrytoons. He created a number of characters and the Terr'ble Thompson character evolved into the animated Tom Terrific. I was able to contact him and set up an interview for a future issue of "Hogan's Alley"! Happy Day.


Mark Arnold
Fun Ideas Productions

1 comment:

Bishop said...

Gene Deitch is a terribly nice guy - I saw him read from For the Love of Prague a few years ago. He had some great stories to tell about living in Prague before the Velvet Revolution. We expats lapped it right up.

By the way - thanks for the birthday card!