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A banner for my Facebook group and blog Saturday Mornings Forever, celebrating the release of Dumb and Dumber To with the three Jim Carrey cartoons: Ace Ventura, Pet Detective, Dumb and Dumber, and The Mask.

You can find these all November on the SMF Blog
A banner for my Facebook group Saturday Mornings Forever. This time for Black History Month, which we'll follow the rise of black characters on Saturday morning television.

For those not in the know, the shows featured are:
The Harlem Globetrotters
Josie and the Pussycats (whose inclusion will make sense when it's read)
The Gary Coleman Show
The Jackson 5ive
Fat Albert
Static Shock

Admittedly, this banner came out fairly 70s-heavy. Static kind of breaks the theme as I needed someone to fill up some space at the top. Yes, there are more shows not represented here, but I can always make more banners, can't I?

These programs and more will be featured beginning in February on the SMF blog.
A banner for my Facebook group Saturday Mornings Forever, featuring the Harlem Globetrotters.

This was made using an image from a coloring book cover and a generic flag background. I had to recreate the title logo from scratch and got it fairly close to the actual title card.

Find this soon and more like it on the SMF blog.
A banner for my Facebook group Saturday Mornings Forever, featuring the cult classic Gargoyles / Gargoyles: The Goliath Chronicles.

Hardcore Gargoyles fans have already been coming out against my inclusion of Chronicles with the rest of the show, and I'm going to try to hopefully clarify some things for them in an acceptable way.

For those not in the know, Chronicles is considered home to the worst episodes by the show's creator, the fans and even Disney. When the show was moved to Saturdays on ABC it was given the new subtitle and a new creative staff, however very little else changed about the show. Therefore, Chronicles, despite the subtitle, is technically considered season 3 of Gargoyles proper. The focus of my project and the reason for these banners are to chronicle the entirety of Saturday morning television. Every show was someone's favorite, and every show was not. There are many shows which I am not a fan of which I will be giving the exact same care and attention to detail as shows that were my favorite, because this isn't about personal taste. It's about sharing memories and experiences.

By playing on the season 3 consideration, Gargoyles will now receive the full workup on the SMF blog instead of being just a brief footnote in the Chronicles entry. So, I hope you all will visit the SMF blog (link at the end) to share your passion and commentary about all the shows featured and especially when I get around to doing my Disney Afternoon theme month, of which this will be a part of.

Now, about the image itself:

Despite how popular the show remains, it was hard to find a decent cartoon cast roster to use. The best group shot I could find turns out to be some fan art from someone named David Wong (the only other good group shot I found had Brooklyn's wing left as just an outline over Broadway). I did adjust the coloring on the figures to make it look closer to the cartoon than the comic book-like appearance it had. The background was a generic shot of New York I used Photoshop filters on to give it a more cartoony aesthetic. I also tried to add a stone quality to the SMF logo. Even though I couldn't achieve the grainy appearance of stone, I was happy with how chiseled it ended up looking.

You can find this show soon, as well as many others, on the SMF blog.
What? Have we all gone mad? The afternoon in the morning? No, we're not crazy. This is a banner for my Saturday Mornings Forever blog. It will be posted during a month that will feature all the shows from the much-beloved Disney Afternoon programming block that also ran on Saturday mornings.

There are two versions of this. This one is slightly wider to accommodate the size of the blog.


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Originally starting out as an artist/writer, Chris graduated to strictly writing due to a decreasing amount of free time and the discovery he was just better at it. Though he had been making comics of some kind for most of his life, his first foray into comics came in 2005 when he joined the staff of the Spider-Man fan site Spiderfan as a reviewer. Colleague Robert J. Sodaro then introduced him to the Comicbook Artists Guild in 2006, a national networking organization that brings creators of all levels together.

Chris' first publication break came with CAG's 7th anthology issue. Then-president Keith J. Murphey approached Chris about finishing off the origin of the group's mascot, Commander CAG, as well as adapting a story he submitted to fit a character Murphey co-created for an earlier issue.

In 2007, Chris joined the online blog dedicated to books, Estella's Revenge, as their comic writer and reviewer. He also joined with 215ink and did advanced reviews for several indy comics, as well as weekly reviews of the week's new releases.

In 2008, Chris' first editorial credit came into play when he was invited by Phil Clark to be part of Iconic, CAG's all-ages anthology focusing on historic and public domain characters. Chris also ended up writing a unifying Grandpa bumper story conceived with Murphey for the book. Sodaro helped Chris fulfill a life-long dream of working for Marvel by recommending him for writing duties on Marvel's new Official Index series; on which several Spiderfan staffers also worked. Chris was asked to audition to be the replacement writing on Guild Works Productions' Hell's Blood series by creator Hector Rodriguez. He ended up co-writing the second issue with Liam Webb due to both their submissions being coincidentally similar.

In 2009, Chris became the publication coordinator for CAG and proceeded to head up the next issue of Iconic, their first prose anthology Worlds Beyond, and the return of their regular anthology series with a new name and format. Chris was also made editor-in-chief of the reorganized GWP, now called Guild Works Publications, and is helping to oversee their pin-up book Best Shots, their zombie anthology Worst Case Scenario: Outbreak, and Hell's Blood, of which he will also continue to write.

Current Residence: Brooklyn, NY
Favourite genre of music: Freestyle & 80s
Favourite style of art: Old-school superhero
Operating System: Windows XP
MP3 player of choice: One that works
Many of those following my page, or who have visited frequently, have seen in the last 2 years I have posted a number of banners involving various Saturday morning TV shows. These banners, changed out every week, are meant to adorn not only my personal Facebook page, but my Facebook group Saturday Mornings Forever where I try to get people reminiscing about a formerly magical day when all we had to worry about was what cereal to eat while watching TV.

A year after starting my Facebook group, I decided to try and turn the concept into a book. Sure, there have been books that chronicle every TV show ever made, or every cartoon ever made, or even tried to pretend they were about Saturday morning television while actually being a sermon on the decline of quality on TV, but, as far as I've seen, never really been a book DEDICATED strictly to Saturday morning programming.

But, here I am, plugging away at these entries for a good year and making very slow progress. See, I love special features. I love the background of things. So, my entries are not only about the show, but as much information BEHIND the show as I can find. So, there's a lot of research involved. And then I love episode guides, so finding ones I can cultivate from as well as accurate airdates is also a bit more research. As such, I tried to speed up the process by working with shows with low episode counts. As progress gets made, I get antsy about showing off what I've done to the world. After much deliberation and some advice, I found a solution to that:

A blog.

That's right, to build up interest in my eventual book as well as get some immediate feedback on what I've been doing, I've started an official SMF blog. Updated regularly every Saturday, I discuss the TV shows and anything else I can think of related to Saturday morning. So, if you're a Saturday morning lover as well (especially if you've been liking my various banners), head on over and check out my blog. And feel free to submit any feedback...all is welcome!


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Toongod Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
You should do a Saturday Mornings Forever banner for Pee-Wee's Playhouse
WOLVERINE25TH Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
It's coming. These banners are done randomly on the basis of A) what pops into my head, B) the availability of decent images to work from, and C) how much time I have to dedicate to making images decent if they don't already exist.
RobertDanielRyan Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hey thanks for watching my old DA account smilemadeofsun, I have a current one that I made about a year ago, please feel free to add me on here as well! Thanks again!!

will-Ruzicka Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks for watching!
albieart Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
Thanks for all the favs, Chris.
TheriaRose Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
Please come see my scribble contest entery. It is called DragonHunrgy
John-Curtis-Ryan Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
Thank you for the watch on my new account! :)
RobertDanielRyan Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Professional General Artist
Hey thanks for the faves and the watch!
RobertDanielRyan Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the fave! :)
mechangel2002 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for all the faves :D
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