Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Joe Barbera 1911-2006
As has been widely reported elsewhere, yesterday, Joe Barbera, half of the Hanna-Barbera team that produced scores of animated cartoons from "Tom and Jerry" to "Yogi Bear," "The Flintstones," "Scooby-Doo," "Quick Draw McGraw" and countless others, died at the age of 95. His cartoons were a daily part of my life as a child and continue to provide inspiration to me as an adult. I've had a great deal of fun recreating many of the Hanna-Barbera characters in collage form (see "Fun With Scissors" posts in the archives) and once had the privilege to briefly meet the great man himself.
My condolences to his friends, family, and the animators inspired by him.