01 January 2012

2011: One Last Look Back

Happy New Year, everyone. I thought I'd take a (belated) look back at a fond acquaintance whom we lost a couple of months ago.

With his incredible output, writer and researcher Earl Kress made a difference like few others in the animation and comics fields. He’ll be missed; even, unknowingly, by those who wish certain properties were as good as they used to be, and don’t realize that Earl—with his great background knowledge of the properties' history—was the one who made them good.
Beyond this, I'm uncharacteristically at a loss for words; the man's work provides such a perfect testimony.

(Above: From Tom and Jerry Meet Sherlock Holmes [2010], written by Earl Kress. Special thanks to Mike Matei for tech help.)