Tuesday, February 9, 2016

WW: Ron Campbell {Linky}

Ron Campbell is an animator, director, and producer, best known for his work on the 1960s The Beatles television series, as well as the animated feature film Yellow Submarine. He also worked on Scooby-Doo, Sesame Street, The Rugrats, The Jetsons, The Flintstones, The Smurfs, Garbage Pail Kids and more.

We had a chance to meet him! 


It was so neat to see his colorful work. He never worked with color throughout his career. He worked with pencils only. His retirement has been in full color.


Isaak had questions for him. He asked him, "How do you paint so good?" Isaak was sad that he himself doesn't paint like Ron Campbell. Campbell told him, "Years of practice, and not giving up."


Mica asked Campbell, "Why does one of your pieces have a character that has no face?" Campbell said, "It's a character that was a Garbage Pail Kid." Sure enough it was. 


I was a little nervous when Campbell started his talk, and noticed that our boys were right up front without me. They did great though. Isaak only said me at the end, "Mom I didn't know you'd have that many questions you could think of." I said, "I'm an instructor. I know it's important to have questions for guests."


14 comments:

Ai Sakura said...

Very good advice from him to the boys to never give up! So cool to meet him in real life! :)

stevebethere said...

What a fab post and how exciting for them, I definitely agree too if you want to achieve something never give up...great advice :-)

Have a tanfastic week :-)

Theresa Mahoney said...

What a fun guy to meet in person! I love the advice he gave to the boys!

Patrick weseman said...

Very nice post. What an amazing time. Wow, super cool.

Mystery Case said...

What an amazing experience.

Kristi Maloney said...

What a great experience for your kids! I a saw Yellow Submarine years ago....it's pretty far-out! Remember according to the Blue Meanies, "Heaven is blue!" :)

Teresa Kindred said...

What a great experience! I was a teacher too and there are always MORE questions to ask!
Teresa from NanaHood.com

Kristin Aquariann said...

How exciting! I bet my friend Aggie would love to meet him - she was a huge fan of the Beatles animations when growing up.

Satpura Tiger Reserve said...

Good one, lovely advice, i love this post...

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

That's so neat. I bet the boys always remember it.

mrs hall said...

I always wondered who did the art for that famous song. Once I took my boys to hear an illustrator's presentation and was embarrassed when one of my sons told the teacher that his mom was an illustrator too. (I was in the audience, but I didn't want to be called out!)

Cascia Talbert said...

How exciting for you and your boys! I watch the Smurfs on Boomerang every night before I go to bed. I DVR it. Old cartoons help me unwind and forget about the stress of the day so I get to sleep faster.

~ Noelle said...

Now that is AWESOME
So cool and I bet the boys will always remember that!

Masshole Mommy said...

How cool that you guys got to meet him.

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