[Dixielandjazz] "The Cat"
horton4jaz at earthlink.net
Wed May 14 16:58:58 PDT 2003
Hawkeye Horton is on the trail. Gene didn't have the answer (!) but gave me
the address of the publisher. I'll post his answer when it comes in.
----- Original Message -----
From: "fred spencer" <drjz at bealenet.com>
To: "Bill Horton" <horton4jaz at earthlink.net>; "DJML"
<dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
Sent: Wednesday, May 14, 2003 7:30 AM
Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] "The Cat"
> Dear Bill.,
> Some, or more probably most, of us will not be at the Berkeley session.
> What do we do if we want a mail order copy of the book? Thanks.
> Bill Horton wrote:
> >Some of you, I'm sure, remember "The Cat" cartoons by Gene Deitsch in the
> >old Record Changer magazine. Friend Gene just emailed me about his
> >trip to the US (from his home in Prague) and enclosed an attachment about
> >new book of his old cartoons just out.
> >If you aren't familiar with his cartoons you might as well delete now,
> >if you are a fan, I've copied the attachment below.
> >Bill Horton
> >YOU ARE INVITED:
> > WHAT: AN EVENING WITH GENE DEITCH
> > WHERE: BERKELEY's COMIC RELIEF
> > WHEN: FROM 7 to 8 P.M., FRIDAY, MAY 16th
> >We want to thank you for your support of Fantagraphics through the years
> >inviting you to a very special event. FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS and COMIC
> >are pleased to present a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: the chance to
> >and mingle with the Academy Award-winning animator and cartoonist GENE
> >DEITCH, author of THE CAT ON A HOT THIN GROOVE (and father to fellow
> >cartoonist KIM DEITCH!).
> >This is the only public appearance that Deitch, 79, will be making to
> >THE CAT ON A HOT THIN GROOVE. The cartoonist, who has lived in Prague
> >for over 30 years, will be returning home to Eastern Europe that weekend,
> >this an extremely rare opportunity to meet a living legend.
> >On the long road to becoming an Oscar-winning animation director,
> >Gene Deitch became an intense jazz fan. At the age of 21 in 1945, he
> >discovered The
> >Record Changer magazine, a jazz collector's magazine filled with
> >and purist essays about jazz as well as listings of hard-to-find jazz
> >Deitch created a cartoon feature for Record Changer titled "The Cat,"
> >quickly became
> >a fixture at the magazine. He also started drawing the covers, which
> >every issue from 1945 to 1951 along with "The Cat." Deitch's
> >images exquisitely embodied the essence of jazz and became a visual paean
> >the joy of
> >collecting and appreciating jazz.
> >Fantagraphics Books is proud to collect all of Deitch's Record Changer
> >and "Cat" cartoons in one coffee-table, landscape-format art book,
> >reproducing his
> >covers in the same gorgeous colors in which they first appeared as well
> >as the black-and-white Cat cartoons and a commentary by Deitch - who
> >on to become an award-wining animator as the Creative Director of
> >where he created Tom Terrific and Mighty Manfred the Wonder Dog for The
> >Captain Kangaroo
> >Show, as well as many other animated features.
> >This event is not being advertised or promoted to the media, although it
> >open to anyone,
> >so feel free to forward to interested parties. But we are intending it to
> >an intimate evening
> >for fans and friends of Mr. Deitch's, and you are receiving this
> >because you are
> >either a valued friend, colleague or supporter of Fantagraphics and/or
> >Eric Reynolds
> >Official Shill, Fantagraphics Books THE CAT ON A HOT THIN
> >GROOVE .
> >By Gene Deitch
> > $39.95 . 200 pp. . Full-Color .
> >Dixielandjazz mailing list
> >Dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com
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