"My hat IS AWESOME" by n8tehbaghead
And Adventure Time’s fan art continues. It’ AWESOME!!! Thanks n8tehbaghead.
Christmastime for Jews.
Christmastime for Jews by Robert Smigel. Dedicated to my wife and sons.
A great Christmas gift.
Elliot Cowan was kind enough to give me this wonderful gift. Happy Holidays everyone.
A question for you.
I’m hoping you could answer a question. About ten days ago, I mumbled something in of one of the RAW Art Today! posts about starting a magazine featuring great artwork from the art galleries on Channel Frederator RAW (tentatively titled “Cartoon Central on the Internet”). The more we’ve talked about it the cooler the idea seems. Reading an article about the...
Hanna-Barbera Studios, 1997
Artist (and RAW member) Chris Battle posted this photo on RAW the other day with a few folks identified. The Sherlock Holmes in me was intrigued, because not only was this the last all studio portrait ever, but the first (and last) one after my tenure of running the studio. My colleague Eric Homan called upon his community of HB friends*, and between us all we’ve filled in the names of...
Frederator postcard series 6.3
Mailed out the week of December 16, 2007 There’s been a vicious rumor for the last couple of years that we’ve done a shorts show for Nickelodeon. We’re sending out this card to put that rumor to rest. Seriously, it drives us as crazy as you that Nickelodeon has chosen not to air, or even set an airdate for, any of the Random! Cartoons shorts. And, because there’s a...
The New Golden Age of Animation.
My inspiration and friend Steven Heller has written what seems like his 1000th book on graphic design called Becoming a Digital Designer (with David Womack). He conducted an interview with NNN founder Tim Shey (which was particularly inspirational to Tim, who’s been a Steve fan himself for years) and one with me. ….. The New Golden Age of Animation An Interview with Fred Seibert,...
Jim Mortensen in the house.
Jim Mortensen stopped by to visit Eric and me at Frederator/Burbank with his storyboard for “Suzy Backwards.” It’s always good to see Jim, an early contributor to Channel Frederator and a talented, nice guy. Thanks to Jim for his kind permission to use a frame from his board and this special illustration.
Frederator postcard series 6.19
Mailed out the week of December 10, 2007 This card is the first in our series of “Original Cartoon Inspirations” (I’ve got no idea what the others will be or when we’ll publish them). Because on a few different levels Joseph Barbera & William Hanna fit that description to a tee. Obviously, Eric and I started our cartoon careers at the Hanna-Barbera Studios,...
My Life as a Teenage Robot explained.
So far, My Life as a Teenage Robot (2003) is the last short from Oh Yeah! Cartoons to go to series (read: “so far”). Here’s the final interview and album from Jerry Beck’s and Russell Hicks’ Not Just Cartoons: Nicktoons!. And there’s more from the book on Oh Yeah! Cartoons, Random! Cartoons, and The Fairly Oddparents. ….. Rob Renzetti, Creator: What...
In 2001, ChalkZone was the second series put into series production out of Oh Yeah! Cartoons. But CZ was one of the first shorts we produced; I greenlit storyboard soon after we started production in 1997, and production chief (and prime OY! supporter) Albie Hecht fell in love with the idea from the board alone. Here a short interview with the creators and a scan album of the pages from Not...
The Fairly Oddparents in "NJC:N!"
Continuing with our dance through the Frederator productions featured in the new Not Just Cartoons: Nicktoons! here’s an interview included in the book and some scans of the pages. ….. Butch Hartman, Creator: In 1996 I was working on Johnny Bravo over at Cartoon Network, having the time of my life. Then the first season came out, and they didn’t like it. Fred Seibert, whom...
Frederator postcard series 6.15
Mailed the week of December 3, 2007 I found this product at a Los Angles flea market. Carrie Miller had the idea for the glasses. Frederator Postcards Series 1, 1998 Frederator Postcards Series 2, 1999 Frederator Postcards Series 3, 2000 Frederator Postcards Series 4, 2003 Frederator Postcards Series 5, 2004-2005 Frederator Postcards Series 6, 2007-2008