Saturday, January 09, 2010

RIP - Art Clokey

Art Clokey, better known as the creator of Gumby, has died. Though I was in no way of the original generation that grew up with Gumby, by some strange twist of fate (and lazy programming), I was able to watch many of the original Gumby shorts as a kid (prior to the 1988 revival, which I also watched). I have always marveled at the technique of claymation, and loved the results (even going so far as to adore this video game in the early-90s), and Gumby was my "gateway" to the joys of claymation.