Saturday, January 9, 2010

In Memory of ART CLOKEY (1921-2010), creator of GUMBY & POKEY

I just learned from Mel Smith, publisher of Gumby comics at WildCard Ink, that animator ART CLOKEY has passed away at the age of 88. He created Gumby and Pokey (and Prickle and Blockheads and Goo, not to mention "The Davey and Goliath Show").

I had the pleasure of meeting him once when I sought him out to write a foreword for my comic book THOSE UNSTOPPABLE ROGUES in 1995. He and his wife were terrific people. I'll tell that story in a future post.

My condolences to the extended Clokey family.

Thankfully, Clokey's terrific characters will continue to live on.

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