David Weidman (b. 1921) started in animation at John Hubley’s Storyboard studio in the early-1950s. He worked for a while at UPA on the THE BOING BOING SHOW and the concept piece above is from a short for that series called OLD MCDONALD. Most of the cartoon was designed and directed by Bob Dranko. I’ll try to post the actual cartoon here sometime in the next few days. I posted this photo of Weidman on Flickr a few days ago. The photo was taken in the early 1960s when he was painting backgrounds on CALVIN AND THE COLONEL. You can buy vintage prints and posters by David Weidman at his website. The site also has the article about him that was published recently in SWINDLE magazine. The article is incorrect on the chronology of where he worked, but otherwise it’s a pretty interesting read.
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