eBay is having an Original Animation Cels Event from The Property of the University of South Florida’s Prestigious Charles Mahan Collection. Fans can choose from loads of original animation cels depicting popular characters from Disney, Hanna Barbara, Ralph Bakshi and more. Charles Mahan, the former dean and professor emeritus at the University of South Florida’s College of public health, donated his personal collection of original political cartoons, animations and comic strips to the University of South Florida’s Tampa campus library in 2006. Dr. Mahan, who was recently interviewed by The New York Times regarding his extensive political cartoon collection check out the video Art of the Poison Pens below. Portions of these works will benefit the ongoing USF Foundation collection mission. Winning bidder will also receive a Certificate of Authenticity with the artwork. Below are some of my favorites.
Think of the possibility of the Hanna-Barbera characters in the dark unforgiving streets of Frank Miller’s Sin City. Artist Pete Caballero takes you deep into the gritty world on Sin City altering these beloved charters into people of the night. Check out Judy Jetson as Nancy Calahan, Miho as Hong Kong Phooey as Cindy as Cindy/Gail and Yogi as Dwight, Fred Flintstone as Marv, Shaggy as Kevin, and Muttley as Junior. What do you think pretty cool? More pictures below.
Yesterday was a huge milestone for The Jetsons Cartoon. The series originally debuted September 23, 1962 on ABC’s Sunday night schedule at 7:30pm. It was the network’s first color show, though only viewers in a handful of cities could actually see it in color. Fifty-one new episodes were produced for syndication between 1985 and 1987. The Smithsonian’s blog Paleofuture called the show, “the single most important piece of 20th century futurism … that helped define the future for so many Americans today.” The show never specified an exact year, but the original press materials said it was set in 2062, a century in the future. Check out the very first episode below.
I know there are a good percentage of my readers, that are not of gambling age. But when you are old enough and able to experience the joy and fantastic feeling you get when you enter a casino and hit the jackpot. It will feel, pretty much like reliving your childhood all at once. The Flintstones is one of the most recognized cartoon TV shows of all time. Let me share with you a bit of nostalgia with the a new Flintstones slot machine set to make its debut at the Australasian Gaming Expo.