at Marietta, Ohio 1993
Dave Thomson was a native of Los Angeles, California holding a degree in Fine Arts from Chouinard Art Institute where he majored in Film Arts, and he worked on animated feature films, primarily at the Walt Disney Studio, for thirty years before retiring. He was an award winning photographer and a member of the Cinematographer's Guild.
Dave was a long time writer, researcher and collector of Mark Twain memorabilia and an honorary member of the Mark Twain Home Foundation Board of Hannibal, Missouri. He also wrote book and media reviews for the Mark Twain Forum.
Dave's professional career includes the following:
Bebe's Kids, (1992)
Beauty and the Beast, 1991
Mickey's The Prince and the Pauper, (1990)
The Little Mermaid, 1989
Who Framed Roger Rabbit, 1988
Oliver & Company, 1988
The Great Mouse Detective, 1986
The Black Cauldron, 1985
The Fox And The Hound, 1981
The Many Adventures Of Winnie The Pooh, 1977
Pete's Dragon, 1977
The Rescuers, 1977
Robin Hood, 1973
As Count Dracula: The Mystery in Dracula's Castle, 1973
The Walt Disney Story
The Fantasy Film Worlds of George Pal - pics from the film available online
Dust Jacket Design and Editing: A RIVER, A TOWN AND A BOY
by Martha Adrian and Roberta Hagood.
Available from Mark Twain Book Shop, 213 Hill St., Hannibal, MO 63401
Front and back jacket of
Hagoods had not planned to publish another book until Dave Thomson showed
them his design for the dust jacket with the title "Hannibal Heritage."
Upon seeing the dust jacket Hurley and Roberta resolved to go ahead with
this final project which was compiled during the time that the couple
both occupied the same room in the Willow Care convalescent home in Hannibal.
Roberta continued working with unflagging energy to complete this collection
after Hurley passed away in November 2002. The book has been received
with enthusiasm in Hannibal since its release in December of 2004 and
continues to be sold in local book stores and gift shops.
contributions to SEARCHING
FOR JIM SLAVERY IN SAM CLEMENS'S WORLD, by Terrell Dempsey (Univ.
of Missouri Press, 2003) including detail of a map of Missouri, photograph
of the headstone of the slave Agness Flautleroy and preparation of contemporary
"Author Goldena Howard has created a time capsule of people, mores, culture and language from 1880 - 1960. Set in the fictional communities of Salt River County, Missouri, the stories capture a time and place that exist only in the memory of some. The characters are saintly and less-than saintly; they love and hate, scheme and plan. Themes of honesty, love and wholesomeness run throughout the stories."
Graphic contributions from the Dave Thomson collection are also included in:
BOOK AND MEDIA REVIEWS
ELSEWHERE ON THE WEB
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