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Art Clokey, Gumby creator, dies at age 88

Art Clokey, the creator “Gumby” died last Friday at the age of 88.

From Reuters:

Clokey, 88, invented the whimsical green clay character Gumby in the early 1950s that debuted on the “The Howdy Doody Show” and went on to become the star of his own successful television show, “The Adventures of Gumby.”

Bendable creation Gumby and Pokey, his horse friend, became popular figures in the 1960s, and still remain favorites among many kids, adults and collectors around the world.

Community Comments

#1 Phil Tograph
January/11/2010
@ 3:36 pm

i remember watching Gumby and Friends as a kid in the early 70s and it was great fun, not like the insulting cartoons on the tv today. thanks, Art, rest in peace

#2 Charles Brubaker
January/11/2010
@ 4:21 pm

Thanks a bunch, Art. The stop-motion industry is in debt to you.

#3 Jesse Cline
January/11/2010
@ 4:32 pm

Hopefully they will replay Gumby Dharma. I really want to see it.

#4 Darryl Heine
January/12/2010
@ 5:53 pm

Art Clokey also did the religious Davey and Goliath shorts.

#5 henry clausner
January/12/2010
@ 10:52 pm

I liked Gumby as a kid……Art was a creative guy.

#6 Jesse Cline
January/13/2010
@ 12:04 am

Todd Flanders used to watch Davey and Goliath, until he decided a talking dog was blasphemous.

#7 Mark white
March/9/2010
@ 8:51 pm

I was looking to see if Art had any Sketches, paintings, or drawings of him and his characters. I, too, remember…what memories he left us all with. I would like to collect some if at all possible. RIP Art

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