Animation historian, author and producer Jerry Beck has left his post as editor of the Cartoon Brew website. Beck, who formed the popular blog with partner Amid Amidi in 2004, said he will focus his energies on his animation screenings in Los Angeles and New York, teaching cartoon history at Woodbury University, consulting with Warner Home Video and continuing his efforts to get classic cartoons out of the vaults for wider fan enjoyment.
“For those wondering where I’m going — I’m planning to continue doing what I’ve been doing. I’m also committed to several new book projects, and have a few brand new ideas I’d like to pursue,” he posted on Cartoon Brew. “I’ll also maintain a presence on the web, through my Facebook page and with my old site, www.cartoonresearch.com.”
We wish Jerry the best of luck with his future ventures and will continue to enjoy seeing him at all the toon events around town.