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Vance Gerry Tribute Blog

Vance Gerry

Story artist Ed Gombert has started a blog dedicated to the work of Disney storyman Vance Gerry, who passed away in 2005. Gombert writes on the blog, “Fortunately, the geek in me started making copies of his work and instead of sitting in a folder in my personal archive I want to share these drawings with as many people as possible. If you look long enough at these drawings and paintings you will be able to see the kind, funny, humble and generous man that was Vance Gerry.”

The Gerry blog joins a growing number of blogs, sites and Facebook pages dedicated to individual artists from animation’s Golden Age, including:

Abe Levitow
Homer Jonas
Chuck Jones
Irv Spector
Ward Kimball
Claude Coats
Jack Bradbury

(Thanks, Mark Kennedy)

  • You forgot the father of all of these animator specific blogs, Mark Mayerson’s Al Eugster blog.

  • Rick Farmiloe

    This is a great idea!! I worked with Vance at Disney in the 80’s, early 90’s. He was a great story man who was very soft spoken and wouldn’t comment on other’s work unless asked. Since I was an animator I didn’t work with him directly too much, but he was very well respected within the entire department for his story sense and staging. I’m really glad Ed Gombert decided to do this. Ed is a wonderful story artist in his own right! Looking forward to seeing some great stuff!!

  • Thanks. I look forward to soaking in the rays.