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Pony posters! Never available before, except at maybe one convention per year. They’re all original work and not sold anywhere. You can get yours for $12 apiece. Contact gilchristgarrett at


Pony posters! Never available before, except at maybe one convention per year. They’re all original work and not sold anywhere. You can get yours for $12 apiece. Contact gilchristgarrett at Original pony drawings are also available, and other items.

I am now open for paid art commissions, for the first time in awhile. If you’re looking for a holiday gift for someone, this is the right time for it!

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Or if you just like my work and would like to see more of it, or would like to see art in progress that no one else gets to see, you can donate a dollar (or more) to my Patreon account.

Also, you might know my work as a film restorationist. My restoration of the unfinished animated classic The Thief and the Cobbler has taken up about 8 years of my life, and about two and a half years for the most recent HD version, which I believe is the most complex restoration of any film ever attempted. If you haven’t seen that film yet, check it out at The Thief Archive.

About a year ago I started restoring rare Muppet material, including rare TV specials and the 1989 TV series The Jim Henson Hour. My restored discs are now “out there” on the internet in DVD form. I had a lot of help from Muppet fans in tracking down rare material, and I’m glad to say that the Jim Henson Hour restorations are now nearly complete. I’ve started uploading many of them to Vimeo, along with other rare and unusual clips. Check them out here: Muppet Stuff and More

Also, BBC radio host Iain Lee spent years tracking down a copy of a rare, lost film featuring Micky Dolenz of The Monkees, which is called Keep Off My Grass (shot in 1969 or so). When he found a VHS copy via one of the producers, I carefully restored the film with the help of Alex Douglas. Some sort of DVD release is now happening, which Iain discusses on the Zilch podcast here.




Need some art done? It’s been a few months since I’ve had art commissions open. I’m also available for web design, film restoration, animation and filmmaking.

My good friend and incredible artist Tygerbug is looking for commissions to make ends meet.  

Signal boosting the heck out of.

Tygerbug’s DA Gallery

Garrett is a freakin great artist and friend, so go commission him!!!


Occasionally a costume will not only be reused in another production, but it will be utilized on the same actor. In this instance, the Roman armor was appropriate to both productions. It appears both times on actor Francis de Wolff, first in the 1964 film Carry On Cleo, where he plays the character of Agrippa.  He wore it again the very next year in the 1965 episode of Doctor Who entitled The Myth Makers, in which he plays Agamemnon. The episode is unfortunately one of the Doctor Who serials that is still missing.

Something interesting to note about this costume is that it almost certainly was made for the Fox Studio film Cleopatra, which starred Elizabeth Taylor. It is not yet known if the costume appeared in the final cut of the film, but it matches very closely in style the other garments that are seen on screen. The Carry On series frequently reused costumes from the very films that they were trying to parody. Many costumes from Cleopatra were used for Carry On Cleo just as many pieces from Anne of the Thousand Days were used in Carry On Henry.

Costume Credit: Garrett

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Royal Heroes on Kickstarter!

There’s just six more days! I helped out with artwork on this campaign (and voiceover). Any ideas on how we can promote it?

Cover for a novel. They don’t seem to be using this version - shame.

Painted in Photoshop CS6 with a Wacom tablet. Pencil and paper used for rough character sketches. Background and perspective done in Poser Pro 2012, with Photoshop tweaks.

Harley Quinn programs video game about the Joker. Is threatened by Men’s Rights Activists. Destroys her own computer with a comedy mallet.

The Roger Rabbit You Never Got To See

More rare footage from the unmade 1983 Darrell Van Citters version of Who Framed Roger Rabbit - Starring Paul Reubens.

Before Richard Williams directed the animation for Who Framed Roger Rabbit, there was an earlier attempt at Disney, from 1981 to 1983, to adapt Gary K. Wolf’s book “Who Censored Roger Rabbit.”

John Culhane takes us behind the scenes of the unmade Darrell Van Citters version of Who Framed Roger Rabbit, 1983. With designer Mike Giamo and producer Marc Sturdivant.

Disney 1981-1983. Animators: Chris Buck, Randy Cartwright. Character design and concepts: Mike Giamo, Mike Gabriel. Paul Reubens, known as Pee Wee Herman, plays Roger Rabbit. Peter Renaday and Mike Gabriel as Eddie Valiant. Russi Taylor as Jessica. Jack Angel as Captain Cleaver. Screenwriters Peter Seaman and Jeffrey Price. Producer Mark Sturdivant.

Darrell Van Citters couldn’t remember who had played Baby Herman, but believes his name was Byron.

While Roger was a villain in the book, trying to solve his own murder, this Roger is a loveable goofball in white fur and red overalls - a prototype for the final film. Jessica Rabbit appears to be the villain of the piece. Still, this version clearly laid some groundwork for the Zemeckis/Williams production a few years later.

The prototype Roger Rabbit appears cheering in the stands in the featurette “Sport Goofy in Soccermania.”

More information and pictures:

Another new video restoration of a rare film!

Fun With Mr. Future (1982, Disney, Darrell Van Citters)

Much of the same crew worked on the prototype 1981-83 version of Who Framed Roger Rabbit, which wasn’t made. According to the internet it’s virtually a lost film, so let me change that with this post.

"Fun with Mr. Future" originally began development as an Epcot television special, whose crew included Darrell Van Citters, Mike Giamo, Joe Ranft, Mike Gabriel, Tad Stones and Brian McEntee. At the time, this team was also involved in the development stages of what would become "Sport Goofy in Soccermania" (1987) and Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988). After Disney shelved the Epcot special, Tom Wilhite allowed them to use footage from the project and edit it into a new animated short. The resulting work marked the directorial debut of animator Darrell Van Citters, who began his career at the Disney studios.

Disney released the film in Los Angeles on October 27, 1982. No other public screenings took place until October 2010.