Saturday, December 31, 2005

That's All!

Thanks for dropping by, everybody. And thanks to Mark Kausler, Marc Crisafulli, Tom Sito, Tom Mazzocco, Brenda and Tom Ray, Jeff Astolfo, Chris Sobeniak, Charles Ilardi and Mary Hanley for their contributions, assistance and support; I'm also grateful to the best animation blog ever, Cartoon Brew, who are responsible for easily half the traffic that this blog received (over 17,000 visits.) Also, because it is so easy to take for granted, it should be mentioned that the Los Angeles Public Library was an invaluable resource in the production of this blog. As was Joe Barbera's My Life in 'toons, from which I quoted liberally on several occasions. My apologies and thanks to those websites that I might have grabbed a quote or picture from and neglected to properly credit.

Oh, yeah, and Irv Spence, too. Helluva guy. Couldn't've done it without him.

Happy New Year.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you so very much for going to all the trouble of posting this diary of one of the greatest(and one of my favorite) Hollywood animators. I looked forward everyday to each new cartoon, hoping to learn even more about the inner workings of the MGM cartoon department. I only wish that Irv Spence had continued his diary(I want to know how and why he ended up back in the "Tom and Jerry" unit!). Thanks again!

8:12 AM  
Blogger darren-s said...

I wish Irv Spence would have kept it going, too. I've been checking this blog every morning. It's always been a nice way to start the day.

10:37 AM  
Blogger Chris Sobieniak said...

Glad to see I was of help here too! I REALLY need to update my blog more! Being slacking off the past few months on it!

8:47 PM  
Blogger jastolfo said...

It's like I have to give up coffee cold turkey. The best thing about this diary was that you felt you were there with him. A truly wonderful piece of history you have there. Thanks so much for sharing.

9:26 PM  
Anonymous Ron AmoriM said...

Damn. "All good things", I guess. Thanks so much for sharing this with us.

3:43 AM  
Anonymous Amid said...

Filboid - Thanks for all the effort you put into posting these and providing historical context to the cartoons. It's been a lot of fun seeing all these drawings by one of animation's greats. Now all you need to do is find another animator who kept a daily diary.

5:53 AM  
Blogger Jane, the publisher said...

Thank you so much for posting this cartoon a day diary of Irv Spence. I, too, am sad to see it end.

While I came for Irv Spence, I really stayed around for all the WWII info. It was great to see all the extras you posted.

Thank you for a great year.

2:19 PM  
Anonymous Eric Homan said...

Thanks, Filboid, for all the work. Checking out Spence's diary was among the first things I did every morning.

8:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This was so incredibly good. A daily visit, a must for me. I only wish there were more! What an insight to life in the 1940s. An excellent resource.

Bert Ehrmann

7:19 PM  
Blogger S.B. said...

Nice work! Thank yo ufor sharing this amaazing piece of history with us. I've been reading the entries every day since you started! I would love to see this work bound and on bookstore shelves...

Best of luck,

8:53 AM  
Blogger Chris Sobieniak said...

S.B. said...
Nice work! Thank yo ufor sharing this amaazing piece of history with us. I've been reading the entries every day since you started! I would love to see this work bound and on bookstore shelves...

I would buy that! :-)

8:12 PM  
Anonymous cilardi said...

Haven't had a chance to comment-2006 has come in like a lion-but this was a great and unusually personal tribute to a great animator. Thanks for the recognition...being mentioned in the same line with Tom Ray and everyone else is a dream come true!

6:31 PM  
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12:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I found this book whith Irvin Spence signature! I put it on Ebay after I research his name on the internet here's the link:

Tom & Jerry was and still is one of my favorite cartoons.

9:15 AM  
Blogger James Sutton said...

This is awesome.

I wish the guy had gotten his own show or something.

3:59 AM  
Blogger Ki Innis - (aka) Kimathi Roy John Innis said...

Thank you so much for posting this.

1:58 PM  
Anonymous FB said...

Thanx for the amzing piece of history :)

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