Friday, August 08, 2008

Happy Birthday Gene Deitch

Today is Gene Deitch's 84th birthday, so happy birthday, Gene! Gene worked for UPA and was the head of Terrytoons after Paul Terry sold it to CBS. Since the 1960's, Gene has worked in Europe where he did adaptations of many children's books for Weston Woods.

Gene and his cartoonist sons Kim, Simon and Seth are the subjects of a joint interview in The Comics Journal #292, pictured above. That issue was apparently available at Comicon but has yet to hit comics shops or bookstores. Look for it in the next few weeks.

Gene's online book about his life in animation can be found here.

(Birthday link via The Comics Reporter)

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