Full Name:

Richard Bickenbach

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Date of birth:

09/08/1907

Date of death:

28/06/1994

Biography


Richard Bickenbach was born in Indiana August 9 1907. He moved to Los Angeles California during the 1930’s where he became a longtime animator for Hanna-Barbara. Spending the first years of his animation career (the 1930s, 1940s) working as a layout artist and animator for Iwerks and Warner Bros, he joined Hanna-Barbara in 1957, and worked at the animation department until 1975. He was credited for creating the first official Yogi Bear model sheets. In 1984, Bick won the Golden Award, Motion Picture Screen Cartoonists Awards.

Career outline


Richard Bickenbach was longtime animator for Hanna-Barbara. Spending the first years of his animation career (the 1930s, 1940s) working as a layout artist and animator for Iwerks and Warner Bros, he joined Hanna-Barbara in 1957, and worked at the animation department until 1975. He is credited for the design of the first official ‘Yogi Bear’ model sheets, and worked as layout artist on shows like ‘Yogi Bear’ and ‘The Flintstones’. Between 1977 and 1979 he was the main artist for Marvel’s ‘Flintstones’ and ‘Yogi Bear’ comic book lines (inks by Lee Hooper)

Personal style


Dick, has all the main beliefs of first-rate cartoon drawings, they do the job they are supposed to. They don’t only work as individual drawings. They also work as workable layouts. Dick drew smooth proportions and was an outstanding designer, great compositions and fine-looking layouts. His drawings are not only purposeful but, he has a pleasing delicate style.

Influences


Hanna-Barbara, Iwerks

Honors and awards


1984, Golden Award, Motion Picture Screen Cartoonists Awards

Filmography


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