Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Portraits. Postcards, Series 5.

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Craig Kellman (left) and Carlos Ramos (right) are two of the greatest artists I've known.

Craig was reviving the art of the Flintstones at Hanna-Barbera when he dashed off this card to me in the mid-90s. He had forgotten about it when I asked his permission to use it in our postcard series and asked we drop his credit, assuming the sketch was sub-standard. As if! (Luckily, he reconsidered when I sent it over.) Craig is the creative producer/supervising director of Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends at Cartoon Network.

On Oh Yeah! Cartoons alone, Carlos created Twins Crimson and A Boy & His Dog, designed ChalkZone, and even designed the Oh Yeah! logo. And he's got the best color sense of anyone I've seen. This informal portrait is from a good-bye card my colleagues put together when my family moved from California in 1999. Young Carlos has created a beautiful series for Nickelodeon, called The X's.

The wanted poster is adapted from a picture booth shot from 1977.

Click here to see all our Frederator card series from the past seven years.

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