Sunday, June 29th, I received a phone call from my
buddy Bob Miller. Bob asked if
he could commission me to do the cover of the upcoming
issue of APATOONS.
When I asked what he had in mind, he replied, "Why
don't you do something with the robots
from your short film Prelude
to Eden". And so, I did!
give you an idea of what Apatoons is about, I copied
this little bit of info from their
is an Amateur Press Association about animated
cartoons. If you're not familiar with APAs
(which have been around for more than a hundred years),
think of them as a sort of private World
on paper. Each of our members (who are
limited to 25 in number) produces a self-published,
fanzine/newsletter for our bimonthly mailings,
with reviews, news, history, artwork, humor,
and anything else that's at least sort of related to
the topic of animation. In the past, members
also received such goodies as cels, vintage
animation collectibles, and more.
send 31 copies of their contributions to the Fearless
Leader, who collates them, adds a section of news
clippings, and staples the whole thing into a publication
that's typically from 100-250 pages in length.
Every member gets a copy; the only costs of membership
go to pay for postage, envelopes, and the like.
been doing this since 1982 and have published
over a hundred issues."