Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Irv Spence's Cartoon Diary: September 25, 1944

Tex Avery goofs on Spence's diary with Heck Allen and an artist, probably from Avery's crew, identified only as "Dog."

Friday, September 20, 2013

Irv Spence's Cartoon Diary: September 20, 1944

From the March 1997 issue of Local 839's The Pegboard:

1985 Golden Award winner JERRY HATHCOCK died on March 8, 1997 at the age of eighty-four. From 1934 until his retirement in 1977, he worked as an animator, director and producer at Iwerks, Disney, Harman, UPA, Hanna-Barbera, Filmfair and Quartet.

Hathcock was a charter member of Local 839 -- one of the signers of the original petition that led to the founding of Local 839 in 1952. With his passing, only four of the original twenty-one charter members remain.

A partial filmography for Jerry Hathcock can be found at IMDB, while a list of 1301 cartoons he worked on is the result of a search on The Big Cartoon Database.

Belated birthday greetings are in order for son Bob who was born on the 19th.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Irv Spence's Cartoon Diary: September 15, 1944

Based on previous drawings, and a couple of wild guesses, I think that the people seated around the table are, clockwise from Spence: Leo Harris, Carmen Maxwell, Joe Barbera, Michael Lah, a generous Bill Hanna (maybe) and Harvey Eisenberg.

A matchbook from Edwards' restaurant, currently available on ebay.

Saturday, September 07, 2013