Official Historian/Biographer for RANKIN/BASS PRODUCTIONS. His first book, THE ENCHANTED WORLD OF RANKIN/BASS: A PORTFOLIO (TIGER MOUNTAIN PRESS) has sold out of several editions. THE MAKING OF THE RANKIN/BASS HOLIDAY CLASSIC: RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER (MISER BROS PRESS) also sold out of it’s first edition.
In the Fall of 2011, Rick wrote a book on his favorite RANKIN/BASS feature film MAD MONSTER PARTY (MISER BROS PRESS). It quickly sold out of two printings and was beautifully designed by Wes Garlatz. In 2012, Arthur Rankin, Jr., Wes Garlatz and Rick decided to celebrate the 15th ANNIVERSARY of THE ENCHANTED WORLD OF RANKIN/BASS: A PORTFOLIO with a lavish, high quality, expanded, large hardcover coffee table edition, which is the ultimate celebration of Arthur Rankin, Jr. and Jules Bass’ films.
Rick’s degree is in illustration and this came in handy when ENESCO CORPORATION called him up at a book signing and asked him to design and give direction for their classic RANKIN/BASS figurine lines. He has consulted on many of the toy lines and has appeared at several comicons and book stores with www.timeandspacetoys.com. The restored ANIMAGIC figures of RUDOLPH and SANTA, were a result of his friendship with Kevin Kriess at TIME & SPACE and his pals at www.screen-novelties.com. At Christmas time, Rick appears on WLS radio, WGN-TV, CBS NEWS, ABC-TV, etc.
In addition to his RANKIN/BASS work, he is the lead singer and guitarist for the band THE STARVING ARTISTS and has recorded with members of GIN BLOSSOMS.All contents of this site, including artwork and images © 2013, Rick Goldschmidt.