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Sawing.

It was almost like they were messing with me. But they couldn't see me so that's just silly. BTW you can check out the videos on my YouTube channel https://youtube.com/tmray

Got an old Woody Woodpecker 7 inch & some pop-culture eBay things I sold - Tom Ray's Day 200630

Testing out an old Woody Woodpecker 7 inch I have to see if it plays. Plus I show you some things I sold today on eBay. I look at a Donald Duck Flip-it book . Then I draw my daily webcomic. More vintage pop-culture items available in my eBay Store https://ebay.to/2vMYStC Items I sold on eBay in this video: Battleship game Goosebumps book Vintage leather clutch My YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/tmray

Storm.

It was like it was raining inside.

Why do it?

I know I want to make the things I do and I'm always thinking about what I could do, but why?

A few generations.

It was a good day. Talked a lot about so many things. 

Large ninja turtle doll.

It was like that contortionist from the Ocean's 11 movie folding the limbs into that box.

I get song idea while packing up things I sold on eBay - Tom Ray's Day 200625

I go through some of the pop-culture items I collect from the 1950s to the 1990s that I sold on eBay. I also impulse buy a laptop which was a mistake. I also get an idea for a new song to write for my band Lorenzo's Music. And I draw my daily webcomic . Vintage pop-culture items available in my eBay Store  https://ebay.to/2vMYStC Items I sold on eBay in this video: Vintage Calling All Girls Digest 1960s Vintage Scribbage Game 1968 Mother Goose Elf Illustrated Book 1967 Racko Card Game Tom Ray's Art Podcast:   Check out my interview with multi-media artist Mandy Kron Subscribe to Tom Ray on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/tmray

Applications.

I think the post is set up to show in a 50-mile radius hopefully I can change that. 

Vintage Illustrations from the Walt Disney Studios, Mother Goose Book from 1952

A large number of vintage illustrations and artwork by Walt Disney historically go uncredited. All the other published drawings in books from this time period would credit the author and the artist behind it. Walt Disney would only say that it came from the "Walt Disney Studio".  So while this artwork is still fantastic in design and color, I have no idea who the artist is behind this illustrated book I have here: Walt Disney's Mother Goose from 1952. If you would like to see more of the books that I've collected from resale shops over the years I also sell them in my eBay store . Click image to view as a gallery. I collect a lot of books from this time period for the artwork looking for inspiration. Along with the color scheme in this book, I like the way the drawings weave around the story text. Another reason why the artist should get credit. That is a bit of extra effort to add for no real payback. You can buy some of the vintage illustrated books I have from my

Job posting.

It's nice to feel like the stuff I'm trying out is growing a bit.

Jem, Pee-Wee, Mr. Rembrandt & Care Bears - Tom Ray's Pop-Culture Roadshow May 23, 2020

Check out all the retro pop-culture items in my eBay Store - https://ebay.to/2vMYStC Subscribe to my YouTube Channel - Tom Ray's YouTube Channel Another episode of my "Tom Ray's Pop-Culture Roadshow", where I look at toys that I've collected and try to find out a little history or interesting facts about them. This time on the show I look for the story behind three books I have from the 1980s: Jem and the Holograms, Big Top Pee-Wee & The Care Bears. Plus, an artistic robot toy from the 1970s called Mr. Rembrandt by Ideal Toys. In this video: Jem and the Holograms Jem Night of a Thousand Earrings book - 1986 I have this book here called Jem night of a thousand earrings. Looking up the history of Jem and actually watching the show I forgot how utterly absurd the storyline is.  Jerrica who lives a double life as Jem. Synergy is a synthesizer that was created by Jerrica’s father to be the ultimate audio-visual entertainment synthesizer and it was bequeathed to her

Bike rims and sidewalks.

Also checked to see if there were more wasps inside . There wasn't so that's good.

Guy on the roof.

Like 99% sure.

Stop lights.

Then I spent the rest of the drive wondering what the lights did for the cross-traffic? It was very confusing.

Warehouse in Milwaukee.

We were pretty happy to meet the people. It was a good place to find for us. 

Wasps.

The power is still off.

Vintage Crusader Rabbit illustration drawing artwork by Robert Bemiller & Jan Neely from 1960

Here are some vintage artwork illustrations I have that are from a  Crusader Rabbit book from 1960 called "Crusader Rabbit in Bubble Trouble" . The drawings in this book were created by  Robert Bemiller & Jan Neely .  The book is based on the limited animated cartoon for Crusader Rabbit that was on television at the time. I've actually posted another book that one of the artists Jan Neely was involved in recently. An illustrated Hanna-Barbera book for the old Pixie and Dixie cartoons . If you would like to see more of the books that I've collected from resale shops over the years I also sell them in my eBay store to help support my podcast! You can buy some of the vintage illustrated books I have from my eBay store !

Meet ups.

Both of these people I met through the podcast I do . It reminds me of why I like doing it. I don't think I ever would have had the chance to get to know them if I hadn't started it.

Great Grand Parents Old Place.

I really don't know what happened? And it was really loud too. I felt so dumb.

Bird head.

They've flown by my head before but never into it.

This is going to Germany - Tom Ray's Day 200615

I go through some of the pop-culture items I collect from the 1950s to the 1990s that I sold on eBay. When packing them up I discovered this one is going to Germany! Vintage pop-culture items available in my eBay Store  https://ebay.to/2vMYStC Items in this video: Crusader Rabbit book Strohs Schooner glass Pepsi Cola Glass Plate Hagar the Horrible Doll Parchisi Game Berenstain Bears Book Little Golden Record  Check out the other things I do too! :) Tom Ray's Art Podcast (interviews with artists) on Spotify - https://spoti.fi/36BlMk9 Daily webcomic on Tapas - https://tapas.io/series/then-this-happened My graphic novel "Then This Happened..." (Year One) - https://amzn.to/2T37F2R My graphic novel "Then This Happened..." (Year Two) - https://amzn.to/3fMuAJC Music in this video by my band Lorenzo's Music on Spotify - https://spoti.fi/2JJF39Q Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/tmray

Mostly packing.

I enjoy documenting the stuff I sell to remember it since it won't live on my shelf anymore.

Vintage Illustration Artwork of Clare McKinley from 1949

This is some vintage illustration artwork by Clare McKinley from my library of old books that I collect. This artwork is from a Book Clare made called Animal Parade from 1949. If you would like to see more of the books that I've collected from resale shops over the years I also sell them in my eBay store to help support my podcast! The book is actually like a small zine. It's about 4 inches tall by 3 1/2 inches wide and has a cardstock cover. There are other versions of the book that have a cardboard cover.  I was unable to find any more information about Clare McKinley except that this artist had made several books during this time period. All of them in a similar style. The style of this artwork is just so vintage children's book and that is why I got it. It's hand-drawn and just so perfect. You can buy some of the vintage illustrated books I have from my eBay store !

Haircut?

Truthfully I really haven't cared for the most part. Just know that it's been a while.

Ice cream.

Then when I finish I kinda feel like I missed out on something.

Research.

So much stuff I know I should do but where to start first. That's the problem.

Sold a vintage cereal puppet, retro pins & making animations for my podcast - Tom Ray's Day 200612

I go over the retro and vintage items I sold in my eBay store . Some pins, a rice crispies puppet and how can I make my art podcast into animations. And then my daily webcomic. I collect pop-culture items from the 50s through the 90s and sell them on eBay, Mercari and Facebook Marketplace to help support my art and music career. Plus, I really like collecting those things. Vintage pop-culture items available in my eBay Store - https://ebay.to/2vMYStC Check out the other things I do too! :) Tom Ray's Art Podcast (interviews with artists) on Spotify - https://spoti.fi/36BlMk9 Daily webcomic on Tapas - https://tapas.io/series/then-this-happened My graphic novel "Then This Happened..." (Year One) - https://amzn.to/2T37F2R My graphic novel "Then This Happened..." (Year Two) - https://amzn.to/3fMuAJC Music in this video by my band Lorenzo's Music on Spotify - https://spoti.fi/2JJF39Q

Extension cord.

I didn't want to bug them while they were working. Besides we didn't have an extension cord to hook up yet.

Got more time.

Although knowledge is power right?

Got paid in quarters, what's a reseller gonna do? Tom Ray's Day 200610

I go through some of the resale items I sold and a Ron Swanson mug I sold the guy paid me in quarters then I go over more items I got from garage and estate sales I sold online. And then my daily webcomic. I collect pop-culture items from the 50s through the 90s and sell them on eBay, Mercari and Facebook Marketplace to help support my art and music career. Plus, I really like collecting those things. Check out the other things I do too! :) Tom Ray's Art Podcast (interviews with artists) on Spotify - https://spoti.fi/36BlMk9 Daily webcomic on Tapas - https://tapas.io/series/then-this-happened My graphic novel "Then This Happened..." (Year One) - https://amzn.to/2T37F2R My graphic novel "Then This Happened..." (Year Two) - https://amzn.to/3fMuAJC Music in this video by my band Lorenzo's Music on Spotify - https://spoti.fi/2JJF39Q

I don't remember.

What in the world was it? I recall thinking don't forget about that.