*Howie Post*

Birth/Death:
Born on November 2, 1926 in Manhattan, New York – Died on May 21, 2010 in Hackensack, New Jersey
Occupation/Title:
Storyboard artist- Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, James Bond Jr. Storyboard Director- The Mumbly Cartoon Show, The New Tom and Jerry Show Writer- (TV Series) Thundercats, Scooby’s Laff-A Lympics, Battle of the Planets, The Skatebirds, Archie’s TV Funnies, Snuffy Smith and Barney Google, Krazy Kat, Beetle Bailey (Short Stories) High But Not Dry, Brother Bat, Clean Sweep, Alter Egotist, Two by Two, Throne for a Loss, The Defiant Giant, I Want My Mummy, Sick Transit, Les Boys, Shoeflies, Inferior Decorator, Poor Little Witch Girl, Horning In, Homer on the Range
Director
Soundtrack lyricist
Creative Supervisor
Bio Summary:
“At Harvey Comics, Howie worked on *Hot Stuff, Casper the Friendly Ghost, Wendy the Good Little Witch, Richie Rich* and his own creation, *Spooky The Tuff Li’l Ghost*. He produced literally hundreds of stories for the company during his tenure. He is best known among comics fans for his creation * Anthro* at DC Comics, where he also produced *The Adventures of Bob Hope, Jerry Lewis*(both with and without Dean Martin)*Doodles Duck, J. Rufus Lion* and numerous romance stories. He did *The Monkey and the Bear, Stawberry Shortcake, Heathcliff*, and other features for Marvel Comics as well as their Star Comics imprint.
In the mid-60s Howie succeeded Sy Kneitel as head of Paramount’s animation studio. He was fired for producing a cartoon called *Two By Two*, which lampooned a story from the bible. This was very much in keeping with Post’s unconventional lifestyle – called “bohemian” in the days before the beatniks and the hippies. He played a variety of musical instruments and spoke numerous languages. Howie also did television animation for Hanna-Barbara, including their *Richie Rich* series.
Howie’s greatest exposure under his own name came from his syndicated strip *The Dropouts*, shortly after *Anthro* was canceled. It ran from 1968 to 1982 in hundreds of newspapers and enjoyed a short tenure as a Saturday morning animated feature.
In recent years Howie supplemented his retirement income by giving training sessions to budding young cartoonists in the general New York / Connecticut / New Jersey area.”
Personally speaking, Howie Post was one of the most outrageous and interesting people I had ever met; I was always in awe of his sharp wit and his unique worldview.”(Comixmix, 2010)
Career Outline:
"Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: Hero of the Year (#1.65)" (1993) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: The Robot's Robot (#1.64)" (1993) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: Tails' Tale (#1.63)" (1993) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: Fast and Easy (#1.62)" (1993) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: Robo-Ninjas (#1.61)" (1993) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: The Little Merhog (#1.60)" (1993) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: Robotnikland (#1.59)" (1993) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: Mad Mike, Da Bear Warrior (#1.58)" (1993) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: Sonic Is Running (#1.57)" (1993) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: Sno Problem (#1.56)" (1993) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: Sonic's Song (#1.55)" (1993) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: Honey, I Shrunk the Hedgehog (#1.54)" (1993) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: The Mobius 5000 (#1.53)" (1993) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: Road Hog (#1.52)" (1993) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: Lifestyles of the Sick and Twisted (#1.51)" (1993) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: Full-Tilt Tails (#1.50)" (1993) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: Baby Sitter Jitters (#1.49)" (1993) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: MacHopper (#1.48)" (1993) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: Spaceman Sonic (#1.47)" (1993) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: Mass Transit Trouble (#1.46)" (1993) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: Super Robotnik (#1.45)" (1993) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: The Mystery of the Missing Hi-Tops (#1.44)" (1993) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: Sonically Ever After (#1.43)" (1993) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: Sonic Breakout (#1.42)" (1993) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: Untouchable Sonic (#1.41)" (1993) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: Prehistoric Sonic (#1.40)" (1993) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: Robotnik's Pyramid Scheme (#1.39)" (1993) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: Hedgehog of the Round Table (#1.38)" (1993) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: Blackbot the Pirate (#1.37)" (1993) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: The Magic Hassle (#1.36)" (1993) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: Robotnik, Jr. (#1.35)" (1993) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: Tails Prevails (#1.34)" (1993) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: Close Encounter of the Sonic Kind (#1.33)" (1993) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: Sonic Gets Thrashed (#1.32)" (1993) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: The Coachnik (#1.31)" (1993) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: The Last Resort (#1.30)" (1993) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: Attack on Pinball Fortress (#1.29)" (1993) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: Sonic the Matchmaker (#1.28)" (1993) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: Musta Been a Beautiful Baby (#1.27)" (1993) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: Tails in Charge (#1.26)" (1993) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: Zoobotnik (#1.25)" (1993) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: The Magnificent Sonic (#1.24)" (1993) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: Super Special Sonic Search and Smash Squad (#1.23)" (1993) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: Too Tall Tails (#1.22)" (1993) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: Momma Robotnik Returns (#1.21)" (1993) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: Trail of the Missing Tails (#1.20)" (1993) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: Robotnik's Rival (#1.19)" (1993) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: So Long Sucker!!! (#1.18)" (1993) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: Slowwww Going (#1.17)" (1993) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: Momma Robotnik's Birthday (#1.16)" (1993) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: The Robotnik Express (#1.15)" (1993) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: Big Daddy Robotnik (#1.14)" (1993) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: Boogey-Mania (#1.13)" (1993) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: Blank Headed Eagle (#1.12)" (1993) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: High Stakes Sonic (#1.11)" (1993) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: Grounder the Genius (#1.10)" (1993) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: Subterranean Sonic (#1.9)" (1993) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: Lovesick Sonic (#1.8)" (1993) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: Robo-Lympics (#1.7)" (1993) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: Over the Hill Hero (#1.6)" (1993) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: Pseudo Sonic (#1.5)" (1993) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: Submerged Sonic (#1.4)" (1993) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: Birth of a Salesman (#1.3)" (1993) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: Tails' New Home (#1.2)" (1993) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: Best Hedgehog (#1.1)" (1993) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"James Bond Jr.: A Chilling Affair (#1.6)" (1991) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"James Bond Jr.: A DeRanged Mind (#1.44)" (1991) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"James Bond Jr.: Appointment in Macau (#1.17)" (1991) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"James Bond Jr.: A Race Against Disaster (#1.21)" (1991) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"James Bond Jr.: Avalanche Run (#1.38)" (1991) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"James Bond Jr.: A Worm in the Apple (#1.10)" (1991) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"James Bond Jr.: Barbella's Big Attraction (#1.40)" (1991) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"James Bond Jr.: Between a Rock and a Hard Place (#1.52)" (1991) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"James Bond Jr.: Canine Caper (#1.49)" (1991) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"James Bond Jr.: Catching the Wave (#1.45)" (1991) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"James Bond Jr.: City of Gold (#1.14)" (1991) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"James Bond Jr.: Cruise to Oblivion (#1.20)" (1991) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"James Bond Jr.: Dance of the Toreadors (#1.26)" (1991) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"James Bond Jr.: Danger Train (#1.55)" (1991) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"James Bond Jr.: Deadly Recall (#1.30)" (1991) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"James Bond Jr.: Dutch Treat (#1.61)" (1991) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"James Bond Jr.: Earth Cracker (#1.2)" (1991) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"James Bond Jr.: Far Out West (#1.37)" (1991) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"James Bond Jr.: Fountain of Terror (#1.27)" (1991) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"James Bond Jr.: Garden of Evil (#1.58)" (1991) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"James Bond Jr.: Going for the Gold (#1.43)" (1991) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"James Bond Jr.: Goldie Finger at the End of the Rainbow (#1.60)" (1991) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"James Bond Jr.: Goldie's Gold Scam (#1.48)" (1991) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"James Bond Jr.: Hostile Takeover (#1.19)" (1991) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"James Bond Jr.: Hunt for Red Star One (#1.31)" (1991) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"James Bond Jr.: Invaders from S.C.U.M. (#1.42)" (1991) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"James Bond Jr.: It's All in the Timing (#1.25)" (1991) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"James Bond Jr.: Killer Asteroid (#1.54)" (1991) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"James Bond Jr.: Lamp of Darkness (#1.18)" (1991) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"James Bond Jr.: Last of the Tooboos (#1.46)" (1991) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"James Bond Jr.: Leonardo da Vinci's Vault (#1.36)" (1991) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"James Bond Jr.: Live and Let's Dance (#1.23)" (1991) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"James Bond Jr.: Location Danger (#1.8)" (1991) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"James Bond Jr.: Mindfield (#1.35)" (1991) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"James Bond Jr.: Monument to S.C.U.M. (#1.63)" (1991) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"James Bond Jr.: Never Give a Villain a Fair Shake (#1.13)" (1991) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"James Bond Jr.: Never Lose Hope (#1.15)" (1991) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"James Bond Jr.: Northern Lights (#1.64)" (1991) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"James Bond Jr.: No Such Loch (#1.16)" (1991) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"James Bond Jr.: Nothing to Play With (#1.7)" (1991) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"James Bond Jr.: No Time to Lose (#1.62)" (1991) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"James Bond Jr.: Ol' Man River (#1.51)" (1991) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"James Bond Jr.: Plunder Down Under (#1.5)" (1991) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"James Bond Jr.: Pompeii and Circumstance (#1.12)" (1991) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"James Bond Jr.: Quantum Diamonds (#1.56)" (1991) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"James Bond Jr.: Queen's Ransom (#1.39)" (1991) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"James Bond Jr.: Rubies Aren't Forever (#1.57)" (1991) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"James Bond Jr.: Scottish Mist (#1.32)" (1991) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"James Bond Jr.: S.C.U.M. on the Water (#1.47)" (1991) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"James Bond Jr.: Sherlock IQ (#1.53)" (1991) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"James Bond Jr.: Shifting Sands (#1.4)" (1991) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"James Bond Jr.: Ship of Terror (#1.29)" (1991) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"James Bond Jr.: The Art of Evil (#1.33)" (1991) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"James Bond Jr.: The Beginning (#1.1)" (1991) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"James Bond Jr.: The Chameleon (#1.3)" (1991) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"James Bond Jr.: The Eiffel Missile (#1.9)" (1991) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"James Bond Jr.: The Emerald Key (#1.28)" (1991) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"James Bond Jr.: The Heartbreak Caper (#1.34)" (1991) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"James Bond Jr.: The Inhuman Race (#1.22)" (1991) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"James Bond Jr.: There for Ms. Fortune (#1.41)" (1991) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"James Bond Jr.: The Sword of Power (#1.24)" (1991) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"James Bond Jr.: The Thing in the Ice (#1.59)" (1991) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"James Bond Jr.: Thor's Thunder (#1.65)" (1991) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"James Bond Jr.: Valley of the Hungry Dunes (#1.11)" (1991) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"James Bond Jr.: Weather or Not (#1.50)" (1991) TV Episode [storyboard artist]
"Thundercats: Return of the Driller (#1.32)" (1985) TV Episode [Writer] (writer)
"Thundercats: Spitting Image (#1.18)" (1985) TV Episode [Writer] (writer)
"Battle of the Planets" (1978) TV series [Writer] (1978)
... aka "G-Force" - USA (informal alternative title)
"Scooby's Laff-A Lympics" (1977) TV series [Writer] (story) (1978)
... aka "Scooby's All Star Laff-A-Lympics" - USA (original title)
... aka "Laff-A Lympics" - USA (segment title)
... aka "Scooby's All Stars" - USA (new title)
"The Skatebirds" (1977) TV series [Writer] (story) (1977) (as Howie Post)
"The Mumbly Cartoon Show" (1976) TV series [storyboard director] (1976)
"The New Tom & Jerry Show" (1975) TV series [storyboard director] (1975)
... aka "The Tom & Jerry Show" - USA (syndication title)
... aka "Tom & Jerry/Grape Ape/Mumbly Show" - USA (second season title)
... aka "Tom & Jerry/Mumbly Show" - USA (last season title)
"Archie's TV Funnies" (1971) TV series [Writer] (comic strip: The Dropouts) (1971)
Brother Bat (1967) [Writer] (story) [Soundtrack] (lyrics: "Honey Halfwitch")
High But Not Dry (1967) [Writer] (story) [Soundtrack] (lyrics: "Honey Halfwitch")
Clean Sweep (1967) [Writer] (story) [Soundtrack] (lyrics: "Honey Halfwitch")
Alter Egotist (1967) [Writer] (story) [Soundtrack] (lyrics: "Honey Halfwitch")
Two by Two (1966) [Writer] (story) [Director]
Potions and Notions (1966) [Soundtrack] (lyrics: "Honey Halfwitch")
Throne for a Loss (1966) [Writer] (story) [Soundtrack] (lyrics: "Honey Halfwitch")
The Defiant Giant (1966) [Writer] (story) [Soundtrack] (lyrics: "Honey Halfwitch")
I Want My Mummy (1966) [Writer] (story)
The Rocket Racket (1966) [Director] [Soundtrack] (lyrics: "Honey Halfwitch")
Trick or Cheat (1966) [Director] [Soundtrack] (lyrics: "Honey Halfwitch")
Baggin' the Dragon (1966) [Director] [Soundtrack] (lyrics: "Honey Halfwitch")
From Nags to Witches (1966) [Director] [Soundtrack] (lyrics: "Honey Halfwitch")
Les Boys (1966) [Writer] (story) [Director]
Op, Pop, Wham, and Bop (1966) [Director]
Sick Transit (1966) [Writer] (story) [Director]
Getting Ahead (1965) [Director]
The Outside Dope (1965) [Director]
Shoeflies (1965) [Writer] (story) [Director] [Soundtrack] (lyrics: "Honey Halfwitch", "I'm Polishing My Shoes")
Tally Hokum (1965) [Director]
Ocean Bruise (1965) [Director]
Solitary Refinement (1965) [Director]
Inferior Decorator (1965) [Writer] (story) [Director]
The Itch (1965) [Director]
Poor Little Witch Girl (1965) [Writer] (story) [Director] [Soundtrack] (lyrics: "Looka Me")
A Leak in the Dike (1965) [creative supervisor]
Cagey Business (1965) [Director]
The Story of George Washington (1965) [creative supervisor]
A Hair-Raising Tale (1965) [Director]
Horning In (1965) [Writer] (story) [Director] [Soundtrack] (lyrics: "The Horn of Plenty")
Homer on the Range (1964) [Writer] (story) [Director]
"Snuffy Smith and Barney Google: Settin' and a Frettin' (#1.44)" (1964) TV Episode [Writer] (story)
"Snuffy Smith and Barney Google: Smoke Screams (#1.46)" (1964) TV Episode [Writer] (story)
"Beetle Bailey: Everything's Ducky (#1.40)" (1963) TV Episode [Writer] (story)
"Beetle Bailey: Hoss Laffs (#1.26)" (1963) TV Episode [Writer] (story)
"Beetle Bailey: Little Pooch Lost (#1.23)" (1963) TV Episode [Writer] (story)
"Beetle Bailey: Son of a Gun of a Gun (#1.43)" (1963) TV Episode [Writer] (story)
"Beetle Bailey: The Red Carpet Treatment (#1.27)" (1963) TV Episode [Writer] (story)
"Beetle Bailey: Welsh Rabbit (#1.18)" (1963) TV Episode [Writer] (story)
"Krazy Kat: A Kat's Tale (#1.34)" (1963) TV Episode [Writer] (story)
"Krazy Kat: Arty Smarty (#1.26)" (1963) TV Episode [Writer] (story)
"Krazy Kat: Big and Little (#1.32)" (1963) TV Episode [Writer] (story)
"Krazy Kat: The Kat's Pajamas (#1.19)" (1963) TV Episode [Writer] (story)
"Snuffy Smith and Barney Google: A Hauntin' for a House (#1.32)" (1963) TV Episode [Writer] (story)
"Snuffy Smith and Barney Google: Ain't It the Tooth (#1.41)" (1963) TV Episode [Writer] (story)
"Snuffy Smith and Barney Google: Feudin' and a Fussin' (#1.33)" (1963) TV Episode [Writer] (story)
"Snuffy Smith and Barney Google: Getting Snuffy's Goat (#1.37)" (1963) TV Episode [Writer] (story)

Comments On Style:
Post did some unique little things during his brief time as the head of Paramount’s animation studio in the 1960s that are worthy of note. I like the Ronald Searle-esque The Itch, his adaptations of Jack Mendelsohn’s child p.o.v. comic strip Jacky’s Wacky World, and his ill-fated attempt to bring Bill Dana’s Jose Jimenez to the screen. He was required to fulfill a pre-existing order of Seymour Kneitel/Eddie Lawrence Swifty and Shorty series. With nothing to lose, in the last S&S cartoon, Post decided to do without Lawrence’s voice, painted the characters all in white and set them against impressionist background paintings. The end result, Les Boys (1965), is quite a treat – and a worthy tribute to a man who was always creative no matter the constraints.” – Jerry Beck

Personality:
“Personally speaking, Howie Post was one of the most outrageous and interesting people I had ever met; I was always in awe of his sharp wit and his unique worldview.”-Mike Gold

Bibliographic References:
http://www.cartoonbrew.com/animators/howard-post-1926-2010.html
http://scaredsillybypaulcastiglia.blogspot.com/2010/05/rip-howard-howie-post.html
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0692827/
http://www.comicmix.com/news/2010/05/24/howie-post-1926-2010/
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