Saturday, January 9, 2010
Sent to an orphanage by his Mom (she had to choose between her husband, Art's stepfather, and her own 10 year old son, and chose poorly) Art Clokey, the creator of Gumby has died. He was 89. Raised by the Clokey family in Southern California, he and his wife Ruth created Gumby and the attendant family of characters. As an homage we present the Gumby and Pokey guitars, long-standing denizens of our shop and not for sale.
(top: the guitars, bottom: the Man)