Memorial for Art Clokey

It was a splendid day in Los Osos, CA., near San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay on Saturday, January 23rd, 2010.

Made for a perfect atmosphere for celebrating the life of Art Clokey, Gumby creator who passed away on January 8, 2010. The ceremony was uplifting, with music and touching stories. Joe Clokey, Art’s son was positive and thankful. There was a handful of us 1980’s Gumby crew there to pay our respects, but it was a shame more weren’t able to make it. I thought I’d share a few photos from the reception.

Reception Entrance:

The crowd in the reception hall:

Joe Clokey and Family Friend:

Animator Steve Buckley:

Mold Technician Dan Morgan & Steve Buckley

Animator Stephen Wathen:

Animator Gene Hamm:

About Administrator

Tom has worked for over two decades in television, advertising, and feature film animation. Tom was Character Sculptor and Effects Animator on the Warner Bros/Lorimar Gumby Adventures‚ TV series (1987-1988) and Gumby Movie‚ the stop-motion feature film (1991). In 1991 at Colossal Pictures, Tom's Animation Direction debut Coca-Cola Watch‚ won a Clio Award. In 2000 he became Co-Partner at Way Out West Prods in San Francisco. Tom joined Maverix Studios in October of 2002 and was a dedicated principal member of the group until September 2011. Tom is now an artist for hire.
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