Saturday, February 28, 2009


Here are some drawings done by Chris Minos in the mid 1980s.

Mark Benvenutti

Di Rudder

James Baker

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Some more from '84

These are from around 1984-85, when I (james) was working in the Hanna Barbera layouts department.

Margaret Parkes

Jackie Halbish

David Rayner

Nancy Lockwood

A birthday card Caricature of Peter Sheehan

Stephen taylor

Jack Petrushka (I drew him at least once a week)

Mark Mulgrew

Lynette McClean

Max Gunner

Saturday, February 14, 2009

From Murray We Have.....

This is great, so far, having crashed into Murray on Facebook,we made for a connection to P.P. and straight away Murray began to dig for old drawings. He did so however, at the very risk of his own life. Apparently, he had to venture down, into the dark and spider infested catacombs of his home, and having survived thus far, he was kind enough to send these tidbits.

This was Janines Drawing of the Class of 77 and all the guys who started at Hanna Barbera that year. Perhaps Astrid is missing.
Other wise from right to left, the back row:
Martin Chatfield, Paul Baker,Pam Lofts, Kim Craste (chomp,chomp, munch, munch) Janine Dawson, Vic Johnson, The Dutch girl (can't remember), then another girl whos name I've forgotten.
Front row left to right:
Murray Griffin, Rick Tinschert, Maria Brinkley, Paul Maron, Arthur Filloy, Simon D'Latti.

Chris as some kind of Norwegian ambassador or the like -By Arthur

Murray out in the doghouse by the looks of things- By Janine

"Can't remember exactly what this drawing was about but Janine always wanted to be a different personality, that's all I can say about his one."

Unfortunately, I only have a copied image of this cartoon. I hope the original surfaces one day. I don't know that I was ever privvy to what caused this drawing from Janine but the repurcussions were felt for months. The automatic and natural title of this image is,"Arturo, you pull up a you pants!". This become Arthur's name and stuck for some time. If you were looking for Arthur in the building, you would inquire, "Have you seen Arturo-pull up a you pants-Filloy?". It was impossible to run into him without telling him to pull up his pants. I'm sure Arthur has better information on this one and I'm dying to hear it.

The wonder of arriving back to your desk and finding a present like this waiting. Janine drew a couple of these for me and other people, no doubt. Anyway, I felt very special receiving it from her.

More Don Drawings.

With the aid of James Baker, Facebook, all our good pals and various other nefarious methods, we have accumulated a rather healthy stock of old drawings for the posting. That, added to my "Yet To Be Fully Purged" collection, will no doubt keep us busy for a while.

So, here we go, Starting with Don's drawings.

John McClenahan
Don Tonkin
Chris, Don and Simon
Don and Peter Luschwitz
Mike King-Prime

I could be very incorrect with the spelling of some names, so please help me on this one.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Al Moon

Alan was one of the guys who worked in the accounts department at Hanna Barbera, Sydney. He liked to tell corny jokes as he was handing out the paychecks...

Alan Moon's Nite club routine, by Janine

Al Moon by Don

Alan Moon by James

Thursday, February 5, 2009

more Drawings by Don

Here are some of DON's early 1980s drawings I found in my stash. I think these are from 1984/1985.

This drawing was drawn by DON to encourage me (James) to go to the gym.

A drawing of James as SPACE ACE, as IF drawn by DON BLUTH, but actually drawn by Don (Mackinnon) in (Don) Bluth's style.

Helen Steele, by DON.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

1982/1983 by James

These are from Late 1982/early 1983, when i was working as an inbetweener at Hannas

Jim Wylie

Max Gunner

Jack Petrushka

Steve Lyons (a drawing based on somebody referring to "Animal" being in his "lair")

Jary Nemo

Geoff Collins