Finksters and Finkettes!!! Here's random shots of Ken, Coop, Frank, Flash and Frank Magoo's dog Scottie, hard at work on the Channel 3 truck. I just finished a Rat Fink toilet seat cover that was started last year and Frank Magoo does a pro pinstripe job on an electric guitar. Nice.
I want to give you guys a great big Finky thanks for the cool congrats in DRO in June for me being Ed "Big Daddy" RothRat Fink artist of the year!!! It's a once in a lifetime honor and dream come true. 43 years in the making!!!
Man; this was a mind-blowing surprise!!!
It's great doing drag toons for DRO and I love being with you guys!!!
Check it out! Here's the official Ed "Big Daddy" Roth"haul the cool Rat Finkstuff arounf the country" truck. Ilene packs up the gang and heads to the shows. That picture of Ed on the side of the van is worth at least another 100hp alone!!! These were taken at Ed and Ilene's house in Manti at the 2008 Rat Fink Reunion.
I've always liked cartoons, animation, hot rods and drag racing. Ed "Big Daddy" Roth was my first great inspiration to draw. Other inspirations were Charles Shultz, Chuck Jones (who mentored me and started me in the animation business), Jack Davis of Mad Magazine fame, M.C. Escher and Tex Avery. I've been working in the animation business for 20 years and currently at Nickelodeon Animation producing Dora the Explorer, Go Diego Go! and Ni hao Kai-lan. Prior to Nickelodeon. Also while at Nickelodeon, I created and produced The Finster Finster Show! short for Frederator. Earlier in my animation career I worked at Chuck Jones Productions, Spumco, Warner Bros. Walt Disney Studios, Universal, DreamWorks, FOX Kids Network, and Carsey Werner NBC. I'm married with three cartoon kids and originally from NJ. I also like TV shows of the 50's and 60's and love watching cartoons especially early MGM and Warner Bros cartoons. I've been also honored by becoming an official Ed "Big Daddy" Roth artist and is the official Ed "Big Daddy" Roth artist of the year for 2008!!!! As of 2006, I became a member of The Standard 1320 nostalgic drag racing group.