GUMBY IMAGINED: THE STORY OF ART CLOKEY AND HIS CREATIONS.
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Author: Joan Rock Clokey
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment
Clay animated superstar Gumby has made an indelible impact on our culture and continues to enchant and entertain generations. Filmmaker Art Clokey’s personal story is one of mystical adventure, tragedy, triumph, art, and most of all, love. This lavish career-spanning retrospective explores the legendary creator’s life and complete works. All of his many creations, including Gumby and Davey & Goliath, are interwoven with a rich tapestry of rare photos and stories — the ingredients for a fascinating tale.
Clay animated superstar Gumby has made an indelibleimpact on our culture and continues to enchant and entertain generations.Filmmaker Art Clokey's personal story is one of mystical adventure, tragedy,triumph, art, and most of all, love.
Author: Joe Clokey
Clay animated superstar Gumby has made an indelibleimpact on our culture and continues to enchant and entertain generations.Filmmaker Art Clokey's personal story is one of mystical adventure, tragedy,triumph, art, and most of all, love. This lavish career-spanning retrospectiveexplores the legendary creator's life and complete works. All of his manycreations, including Gumby and Davey & Goliath, are interwoven with a richtapestry of rare photos and stories - the ingredients for a fascinatingtale.
Gumby never explained 'nicer' than what she expected me to be. I was always
the first ... Like a happy Soul Train dancer, I would laugh and boogie out Gumby's
office rolling my eyes. All conflicts (real and imagined) could have been resolved
Author: Kush Miri
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A self-professed and eager integrationist, author Kush Miri converted to Judaism and entered the synagogue's employ with high hopes and an open heart. Her experiences there left her without faith in God, physically and mentally scarred, and abandoned by her congregation. In this memoir, Miri reveals the discrimination and persecution that took place during her seven years of employment. Season in Sheol paints a portrait of Miri's difficult inner-city childhood, her early family and religious experiences, and her journey to enter the Jewish faith. Ten years after converting to Judaism, Miri accepts a job in a synagogue and immerses herself in Jewish culture. Her descriptions of the activities, rites and practices of Judaism, and Judaism's history provide a fresh and comprehensive overview for both Jews and non-Jews. Initially welcomed among her congregation, Miri experienced a radical change in their attitude. With the arrival of a new rabbi, she found herself castigated by congregants with whom she had formed warm and cordial relations. Despite her bitter experience, Miri refuses to renounce Judaism an essential part of her identity. Season in Sheol serves as an important reminder that people can convince themselves of inner good while committing outer acts of malice.
Mary imagined herself at those tables, surrounded by men in suits courting her.
She wore a white, skin-tight dress in her daydream and she wasn't pregnant. Her
mind wandered through this imagined scenario as Gumby kept talking. “I have a
Author: Michael Goodliffe
Category: Biography & Autobiography
"Jesus of Vancouver: the Left Coast Memoirs" is the fictionalized memoir of a ubiquitous, unnamed drifter the author refers to as "Jesus." His life, and the life of Mary, a young runaway that crosses Jesus' path, are followed to gain insight into their personal experiences, trials and tribulations, while growing up on the west coast of North America. This is a shared narrative many will recognize. The story moves from small towns on Vancouver Island to the streets of Vancouver, the environmental protests in Tofino, the mountains of the Slocan valley, and, finally, to the beaches of the southern Baja.
He imagined Gumby and Pokey riding with the stage and the wind lassoing a boy
who wanted to live as a boy forever , but was pulled into the awful reflective , self
- absorbed life he was stuck in and couldn't get out of , even it he was free to ...
Author: Diane Glancy
Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press
"A man driving a lonely Minnesota highway hears the voice of the land and embarks on an arduous odyssey of self-discovery."--Jacket.
“my sWeeT hunk o' Trash” The fortieth volume of L. S. Alexander Gumby's 139-
volume scrapbook “Collection of the ... “The nostalgia of the souvenir,” Stewart
explains, “plays in the distance between the present and an imagined, prelap- ...
Author: Jani Scandura
Publisher: Duke University Press
Mucking around in the messy terrain of American trash, Jani Scandura tells the story of the United States during the Great Depression through evocative and photo-rich portraits of four locales: Reno, Key West, Harlem, and Hollywood. In investigating these Depression-era “dumps,” places that she claims contained and reclaimed the cultural, ideological, and material refuse of modern America, Scandura introduces the concept of “depressive modernity,” an enduring affective component of American culture that exposes itself at those moments when the foundational myths of America and progressive modernity—capitalism, democracy, individualism, secularism, utopian aspiration—are thrown into question. Depressive modernity is modernity at a standstill. Such a modernity is not stagnant or fixed, nor immobile, but is constituted by an instantaneous unstaging of desire, territory, language, and memory that reveals itself in the shimmering of place. An interpretive bricolage that draws on an unlikely archive of 1930s detritus—office memos, scribbled manuscripts, scrapbooks, ruined photographs, newspaper clippings, glass eyes, incinerated stage sets, pulp novels, and junk washed ashore—Down in the Dumps escorts its readers through Reno’s divorce factory of the 1930s, where couples from across the United States came to quickly dissolve matrimonial bonds; Key West’s multilingual salvage economy and its status as the island that became the center of an ideological tug-of-war between the American New Deal government and a politically fraught Caribbean; post-Renaissance Harlem, in the process of memorializing, remembering, grieving, and rewriting a modernity that had already passed; and Studio-era Hollywood, Nathanael West’s “dump of dreams,” in which the introduction of sound in film and shifts in art direction began to transform how Americans understood place-making and even being itself. A coda on Alcatraz and the Pentagon brings the book into the present, exploring how American Depression comes to bear on post-9/11 America.
I'm no longer even interested—especially now that Bob Mendoza has died—in
being “Gumby. ... students but only to undergraduate ones, the so to speak “
speech act” of writing—with its both real and imagined readerships—is for me.
Author: Kevin Kopelson
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Literary Nonfiction. Memoir. In college, Kevin Kopelson passed off a paper by his older brother Robert as his own. In graduate school, he plagiarized nearly an entire article from a respected scholar, and then later, having met her and been asked if he would send something for her to read, sent that essay he had plagiarized from her work. This is not to mention the many instances in which he quoted others extensively, not passing their work off as his own, but substituting it for his own words when his words were what were called for. Until recently, such plagiarisms and thefts had been his most shameful secret, shared only with a trusted few. But then Kopelson—now an English professor and the author of a number of respected books, most recently 2007's Sedaris—wrote an essay entitled "My Cortez," which was published in the London Review of Books in 2008. It was a satirical literary confession, an exploration of Kopelson's personal and professional life via his various acts of plagiarism. From that jumping off point and exploring also his other vices, CONFESSIONS OF A PLAGIARIST is the compelling and clever retelling (not to mention renovation) of Kopelson's life, one transgression at a time.
But yeah , I never imagined I ' d be a writer . I never imagined even then that I
would end up writing mainstream comics . You can never plan your life . What
was it like seeing that issue for the first time ? And I don ' t mean Gumby . It was
Author: Tom Root
Publisher: Titan Books
Category: Performing Arts
The next generation of blazing hot comic book writing talent get their turn in the spotlight in Writers on Comics Scriptwriting Volume 2! Featuring exclusive interviews with the most scorching new writers in the comic book business, this second book offers insider insight into every aspect of the creative process behind comics writing. With contributions from those responsible for some of the biggest-selling comics titles on shelves, Writers on Comics Scriptwriting Volume 2 is packed to the rafters with fascinating behind-the-scenes info and never-before-revealed anecdotes and stories. Features interviews with: Brian Azarello (100 Bullets), Brian Michael Bendis (Ultimate Spider-Man), Ed Brubaker (Batman, Catwoman, Gotham Central), Mike Carey (Lucifer, Hellblazer), Andy Diggle (Losers, Swamp Thing), Geoff Johns (Flash, JSA), Bruce Jones (Hulk), Mike Mignola (Hellboy), Mark Millar (Ultimate X-Men, Superman: Red Son), Greg Rucka (Gotham Central), Kevin Smith (Green Arrow and the director of Clerks and Jersey Girl), Craig Thompson (Blankets), Jill Thompson (Death: At Death’s Door), Brian K. Vaughan (Y: The Last Man, Pride of Baghdad), Bill Willingham (Fables).
The pups were still terribly young but Erin imagined that she could already tell
their personalities apart . There was Gumby , prancing and playing with one of
the yellow puppies . Gumby , Erin decided , was a playful tease who liked to ...
Author: Laura Langston
Publisher: Fitzhenry & Whiteside
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Twelve-year-old Erin Morris gets a chance to train Blue, her grandmother's black Labrador retriever, for a dog show, but while Blue may be perfect, Erin knows that she is not, and embarks on a total makeover to change that fact.
Marie always had an active imagination. 53. The only thing I remember about this
babysitter was that she used to sit on the couch, eat Ho Hos, and do macramé,
while I sat on the floor and drew pictures of Gumby and baby Jesus.
Author: Janet Tashjian
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Category: Young Adult Fiction
After creating a controversial and hugely popular website, teenager Josh Swensen becomes trapped inside his brilliant creation and must find a way to remain anonymous. I am lying on my bed doing my homework in Greek and Latin roots for Advanced English. 'Ped' for foot, 'homo' for man, 'nym' for name. I sit with the dictionary in front of me, coming up with as many words as I can to complete the assignment. Pedestrian, homicide, pseudonym . . . I have more than thirty of them. By accident -- that's always how these life-changing things happen -- I connect two halves that don't seem like a word until I look it up. 'Pseudo', false; and 'cide,' to kill = pseudocide. To pretend to kill (yourself). I stare at the word for a good long time. Homicide, suicide, genocide: these are words you can find in the newspaper every day. But pseudocide . . . now here was something different. My mind wanders from my homework to the blue cotton threads of my bedspread. Pseudocide. A way to start again as someone completely new, a way to burn the old self and try on a new one. Josh Swensen isn't your average teenager - when he observes America, he sees a powerhouse of consumerism and waste. He's even tried to do something about it, with his start-up controversial website. But when Josh rises to messiah status of the internet world, he discovers that greed and superficiality are not easily escaped. Trapped inside his own creation, Josh feels his only way out is to stage his death and be free of his internet alter-ego, "Larry." But this plan comes with danger, and soon Josh finds himself cut off from the world, with no one to turn to for help. In this suspenseful young adult novel, Janet Tashjian has written a probing tour-de-force.
We can expect that these two poles— the reverent respect for an imagined past
and the mischievous examination of it — will ... From the Ani— magic puppetry of
Willie McBean and HisMagicMachine (1965) to the Claymation of Gumby: The ...
Author: Michael N. Salda
Category: Performing Arts
This is an exploration of the potent blend of Arthurian legend, cartoon animation, and cultural and artistic trends from 1933 to the present. In more than 170 theatrical and televised short cartoons, televised series and specials, and feature-length films from The Sword in the Stone to Shrek the Third—all covered in this book—animators have repeatedly brought the Round Table to life. Although these productions differ greatly in tone and intent—spanning spectra from comic to sober, fantastic to realistic, and entertaining to edifying—they share in the proof of Camelot’s continuing relevance in the modern world.
... the Coast Guard members took them to the showers used by onduty personnel
and helped them get out of the Gumby suits and their wet clothing underneath. ...
He imagined they must be thinking, Hey, you're the searchand rescue asset.
Author: Gregory A. Freeman
October 2012. A replica of the famous HMS Bounty, an eighteenth-century tall sailing ship, set a collision course with a storm that became the largest hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic—a clash that proved to be one of the most unforgettable stories of Superstorm Sandy. The Bounty, crewed by an eclectic team of seafarers and led by highly respected captain Robin Walbridge, departed from Connecticut as Sandy raced north. Walbridge, whose decisions decided the fate of his ship and crew, attempted to outmaneuver the storm by heading southeast. As violent gusts tossed the wooden vessel, the crew fought to save their ship—and themselves. When the storm finally overtook the ship, the crew was tossed into the churning sea. The men and women of a Coast Guard station in North Carolina courageously flew into hundred-mile-per-hour winds to rescue the survivors of the Bounty. After hours of white-knuckle flying, they accomplished one of their most memorable rescues ever. Based on interviews with Bounty survivors and unfettered access to Coast Guard rescue team members, The Gathering Wind is the most complete account of this heartbreaking, thrilling, and inspirational story. INCLUDES PHOTOS
Gumby kept the trophy because I couldn't take it home because I had to sneak
out of the house to perform with the ... That always caused my adrenaline to flow
copiously, and I always imagined myself one day dancing the strand with a girl as
Author: Michael King
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The entire purpose of being a Corner Boy was rooted in the concept of the ultra-masculine male The highest honor a Corner Boy could aspire was becoming a martyr for the gang The second highest honor was to carry a wound from battle that could be observed without the removal of ones attireThe third highest honor was going to jail and doing time In my young mind, Corner Boys came to represent the highest level of manhood and the epitome of moral virtue. says the author. But what was the truth? Of Stiletto and Soul: The Memoirs of Gangster Mike The Last West Philadelphia Corner Boyis a comprehensive and smooth recollection of the authors childhood experiences, family, youthful exploits, and his life with Philadelphias legendary Corner Boys. Honest, hopeful, challenging and absolutely inspiring, this book is about a unique life spent in a tough setting. In this book, King recollects his memories and deals with the most serious realitieslife, family, relationships, and the exigent world of his youth. This memoir is inspired by several factors, all of them pertinent to todays climate where some of the experiences of the author could serve as helpmates to those who may find themselves in similar situations. Here, he shares how both positive and negative influences in his life helped him developed a social consciousness. The book also relates certain historical events and personalities and packed with personal commentaries, insights, and psychosocial outlooks that readers may find relevant and favorable.
They always love girls who are blond , cute , and little , especially ones they can imagine bending like Gumby into pornographic positions . Carrie has her pick ,
and because of that , she ' s really choosy . I admire her restraint , while I ' m like a
Author: Melina Gerosa Bellows
Publisher: N A L
Chronicles the ups and downs, triumphs and tragedies, in the life of Bella Grandelli, from the 1970s to the present day, detailing her insecure childhood, her Notre Dame college days, her career as an entertainment journalist, her turbulent love life, and her lifelong relationship with her twin brother, Bobby. Original.
------------------ This book is written with the Jilted Wife in mind--you and me. This is a self-help/how to/better-not-do-that/ book, which takes a fresh approach to the subject of divorce through humor.
Author: Joni Newman
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Are you dividing up the pots and pans, or is he stealing your best china that was tucked away in boxes in the garage? Whether you were married to the slob of suckers, or the king of control freaks, you will live vicariously in Joni Newmans humorous depictions of her victories and conquests while she helps you to achieve self-esteem, and leads you back to peace once again. ------------------ This book is written with the Jilted Wife in mind--you and me. This is a self-help/how to/better-not-do-that/ book, which takes a fresh approach to the subject of divorce through humor. It is intended to show you that the light at the end of the tunnel isnt the train speeding down the tracks in your direction! As a woman, a victim, an outcast, and the object of his evasive attitude and abusive temperament, I am a tad prejudice. If you are a woman who has been stung by her mans betrayal of lifes promises, and are no longer the Queen Bee in his honeycomb, (or do you wish it was his catacomb?) this book will help you through the intense and debilitating smut of a divorce. I will tell you my story, and you can log your own story right beside mine. Well proceed down this bumpy avenue of life that is often gridlocked with his obstructions. Then, well trot uphill onto an elevated crest we never imagined we could reach, in light of a divorce. This book will help you find purpose in life, laugh at the idiocy of his thinking, and put your confused feelings in perspective. Finally, you will learn how to validate your worth--not as his jilted wife--but as being your secure and confidential self. If you think youll never be able to tolerate your divorce, think again. No one taught you how to breathe, or spit, or ovulate, but you managed to perform these activities without training in boot camp! Well go through this together. Ill explore my hurt feelings, and you will recognize them. And through it all, well discard the maniac who disassembled our lives, while we beam with confidence at the pure joy of independence. Well nurture our souls and hearts by building a much better life for ourselves and our families. Well graduate from the whipped-wimp image of ourselves that he molded to suit himself. As we bring in the junior Red Cross to glue our clay-mation Gumby character back to her original formation, well give a new meaning to mutual bonds. Well explore all the avenues on which you may travel, but none will lead you to a dead-end. Also, Ill add a touch of humor. Its difficult, I know, but it is better to laugh at the truth that sometimes seems surreal. At the conclusion of most chapters, I will give you perceptive perspectives, therapy thoughts, little life lessons, and jokes. Ill also include some husband-bashing, which should make you feel a lot better. All those innuendoes, insults, and intrusive aspersions that we have unjustly suffered, will now be explored, swallowed, and eventually put to death. Well make our heartaches turn into his headaches. Well watch our dreams grow without him putting up obstacles and hurdles, for which we used to apologize and ultimately regurgitate. Youll share with me my thoughts, criticisms, opinions, and plots for revenge. And I know youll come up with a few of your own. Well explore, compare, and examine our divorce through alternative viewpoints: The Three Trimesters of Divorce, and the Five Stages of Grief. Ill even tell you my Secret for Happiness! And in the end, well be much better off without that speed bump we once called a husband. DID HE SAY DIVORCE? D-D-Divorce. Okay, so I stuttered a little at the D word. Who wouldnt stutter if they had the rug pulled out from them, especially if that rug came off the top of his bald head? So, here you are, tripping over that D word too. You may be left with financial burdens, emotional abandonment, and no more supplies of Haagen-Dazs ice cream. How
How Leonardo imagined that the long holes were to be slidingly covered and
uncovered is not clear one imagines a rubbery sort of finger movement that
would in practice be impossible for anyone except perhaps a more fully realized Gumby ...
Imagine , ” I said . I meant both about ... Lucy would like Gumby , only not the way
he looks , big - headed and unglamorous . I would like ... And , more often , if you
stopped and imagined , it seemed that what he ' d want was me . Just the way I ...
Author: Suzanne Strempek Shea
Publisher: Washington Square Press
When Robyn Panek is summoned by her ailing uncle Pal to operate his pony ring for one final season on his Massachusetts farm, her years away form the vacation spot of her youth seem an unbridgeable gap. But she is pulled by forces stronger than memory to piece together the events of that last childhood summer -- when a dark mystery swirled about her friend Lucy Dragon. They called her crazy, and Robyn must at last uncover the truth about Lucy's sudden disappearance -- and make peace with her own first love, Frankie. Now the future of Pal's six ponies, who circle the ring five times for a dollar a ride, is as uncertain as Robyn's own, as she confronts the past she ran from so long ago.
... and was with him in houfhold at Ashby Folvill till he was dead ; and then the imagined false deeds , and let write them ... had issue John Browe , that now
lives , and a daughter , wedded in Northamptonshire to John Holweh , Lord of Gumby ...
... and was with him in houshold at Ashby Folvill till he was dead ; and then the imagined false deeds , and let write them ... had issue John Browe , that now
lives , and a daughter , wedded in Northamptonshire to John Holwer , Lord of Gumby ...
When I do Gumby , it's because of the way he goes , literally goes , into books .
It's kind of the ... Then , all of a sudden you have this wealth of material on
something that you've never imagined or even given half a thought to before . But
I guess ...