Saturday, January 9, 2010
ART CLOKEY RIP
late one night on sundance, they aired a documentary on clokey. i was never a gumby fan & didn't become one when eddie murphy scored on snl w/his impersonation. i was never interested enough to look into the guy behind the work & it turns out, he was an interesting guy. his work on stop-action animation was ground-breaking. his story lines were always based in a personal ethics. he was interested in eastern religions. he ran around w/the west coast hipsters of the 50s & 60s. he was a druggie. as the film makes clear, he was quite a guy. it also makes clear just how painstaking & intricate his art is.
here's his sfchron obit.
here's the link to info about the doc.