Thursday, March 01, 2007

Larry E.'s Portfolio: Dave O'Day

Larry Eikleberry drew this portrait of layout artist Dave O'Day* shortly after he came to Filmation in 1986.

Dave O'Day

He had spent most of the previous decade crewing the Jetsons, Scooby-Doo and Smurfs series at Hanna-Barbera. For Filmation he worked on He-Man and She-Ra. He did layouts on Warner's Pinky and the Brain and the Magic Paintbrush special from Marvel/AFT.

Dave and I have had a number of engrossing talks over the years. Dave served as a member of a tank crew in Korea during the war there, and his father was a combat veteran of World War I. Dave related how his Dad survived a number of battles where he charged into direct machine gun fire and lived while men were blown apart on both sides of him. He told me how his dad believed it was just a matter of blind fate that he came through the war alive and in one piece.

* sometimes credited as David Day


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