A new Gumby project just launched on Kickstarter!
Last month we announced that Dynamite Entertainment is releasing Gumby Imagined, The Story and Creations of Art Clokey later in 2017. At 300 pages and packed with hundreds of photos and fascinating stories, it’s the ultimate retrospective art book on Gumby and his creator Art Clokey. You and all Gumby fans can ensure a landslide launch of this book by participating in the Kickstarter campaign. Take a look! Not only will you be among the first to get your copy of the book, you will also be entitled to some great perks! Can you imagine being able to tell people that you helped get the incredible story of Art Clokey and Gumby published?
The book is an amazing pictorial history of the life and creations of Art Clokey, including his memorable characters: Gumby, Pokey and Davey and Goliath. Clokey’s visions for characters and stories have shaped generations of childhood memories and have touched the hearts of fans worldwide. Clokey was at the forefront as a visionary storyteller and stop-motion animation pioneer.
Dynamite CEO and publisher, Nick Barrucci, said “Art Clokey and Gumby are as important to the history of American animation as the creations of Walt Disney…to be able to tell the story of this man and his incredible cast of characters is a high watermark, both as a publisher, and for me as a fan. Looking through these incredible photos and reading such rich history is guaranteed to make each and every one of us feel like a kid again.”
A Riveting Tale
This comprehensive biography, written by Joe and Joan Clokey, chronicles the tragedies and triumphs of Art Clokey’s life. It’s a true “American Dream” tale. In the book you’ll see how Art’s life shaped the characters and stories he invented. Hard-hitting childhood struggles through the Great Depression. A dramatic turnaround brought about by a generous adoptive father. Adventure. World War II behind enemy lines. Partnerships made and dissolved. Spiritual seeking. Creative freedom. Art films. Happy hippies. Hard work and play. Success and loss. Talented artists and crew…. This personal and inspiring story brings it all together.
Art’s son Joe reveals more about the book in this article.
Be sure to tell your family and friends about this unique opportunity. There are big things coming in the future for Gumby, but the rich life history of Art Clokey, including stories of so many of the people instrumental in bringing Gumby to screen, through pictures and stories will be brought to life in this book.