Monday, May 28, 2007
Thursday, May 24, 2007
[I] never could follow the model sheets anyway. I was asked to do a model sheet of Donald and Uncle Scrooge... This model was to be the Barks duck. Well, I couldn't even keep my ducks consistent with that sheet.Barks drew these three in 1950 (during his Golden Age), and I photocopied them out of the Carl Barks Library (Set 8, Volume 3) for quick reference (and so I wouldn't get pencil or eraser smudges on the book). Sorry for the crookedness, it was the best I could get.
I think my favorite description of a person ever was what Milt Gray told me Carl Barks was: "The closest thing to a real-live Santa Claus you could find."
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Monday, May 21, 2007
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Sunday, May 13, 2007
Saturday, May 5, 2007
The only 'gossip' I have on Hawkins is a story from Jackson King, about the famous Disney Stare. (Bracketed portions are corrections.)
During the infamous Disney strike, animator Emery Hawkins joined the picket line because he was disgruntled that despite Walt Disney's assurances it was clear he was not going to be moved into features. One day Hawkins was outside the studio when Walt drove up, got out of his car, and started to enter the studio when he saw Hawkins. He walked up to Hawkins and stood there, inches from his face, just glaring for what seemed like forever, and then wordlessly turned and walked in the building. Hawkins later claimed when talking to animator Nelson Rhodes that the impact was so great that he laid down his picket sign and left the Disney lot that day, going over to [the Columbia] studio for work. "I knew my days at Disney were over," stated Hawkins who died in 1989.