Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Racerdogs, the TV show

I got some very exciting news this week. A few years ago the multi-media rights of my book Racerdogs were optioned. I thought nothing would ever come of it, I was wrong. As it has turned out Racerdogs will be a TV show!!! It is scheduled to be on Saturday morning this fall. I'll share details as they happen. I'm just now being brought into the process.


Gina Perry said...

Congratulations!!! That's excellent news, and as a fan of Racerdogs I'm excited to see it animated. :)

Mol the Doll said...

Wowie! You're even more famous than before. Fantastic news, Bob.

ellencrimitrent said...

I just found your blog, wow! congrads you are living my dream! Just curious did you option with rights to all merchandise made with your characters? I am in the field of licensing and started to branch into children's books and wondered if illustrators in this field are aware of how much money is made in licensing their designs.

Anyway love that you crossed over like William Joyce and Dan Yaccarino! congrads!


Danielle McDonald said...

HEY - CONGRATULATIONS! That's exciting stuff! Love your art and it would be perfect to animate!

bob kolar said...

Thanks Ellen,
I know the big bucks is with the merchandise. But so does everyone else. In the case with Racerdogs, I won't get a part of that pot because it will be product based on the TV show and not on my book. I still do well if the show does well. I know that I gave up a measure of control, but it's not my money funding the project either.

ellencrimitrent said...

Hi Bob,

ahh I wonder how others do it? I myself am in the licensing world and I am starting to cross over to the children's book world. I would love to be like William Joyce where the two crossover. To me this makes no sense since you are the creator of the whole idea. To me its a no brainer and do not see why they would not give you royalties. I mean w/o your story they have nothing and they can afford a 2-3% payout!

well congrads anyway at least you will have the major recognition! So the next time you can say
" pay up!!" he he.

by the way are you going to SCBWI? I am heading to NYC on the 7th for it, I wanted to see what its all about and to say hello to a fellow Pratt grad Robert Sabuda!


flora said...

See Bob... this proves that I am not the only one who reads your blog... Look at all the comments!! :)

I am giving you the love you award on my blog, too! :)

Gis said...

m Flora's post! Your blog is lovely!! I love your work, so I am gonna have to stalk you!! *looks for the rss* :D :D if you ever need a hand pimping up your blog template to look like your illustrations, let me know! Id love to help you :D

Gis said...

Amazing! Congratulations!! I love the style so I bet it will be a beautiful show!! Cant wait to know more about it :D

samacleod said...

Dude, these drawings are awesome. Amazing!

garyfields said...

Hey Bob,
Congrats on the great news! Sounds like this came out of the wild blue yonder onto your lap. Continued success with everything. Can't wait for the Racer Dog toys!!

.:CHAOSBOY:. said...

Your style is awesome!!
When I was a child I draw a lot of races! It was my favourite subject.

Sorry for my terrible english.

chuck said...


Let's hope there's more to come!

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