Tag Archives: Paul Thomas

The Mighty Crank Handle

Guest post by Paul Thomas. I sent a friend request to The Hare And The Moon, a psychedelic folk band I had discovered on MySpace. They replied with interest and an appreciation of my work. Band member Grey Malkin and I began corresponding. I had an ambitious book project. Its roots lay in a small… Read More »

Animating Hartbeat

By Paul Thomas I recently uploaded a collection of my BBC Hartbeat films to YouTube. This article covers the background story of those films. I am also planning an exhibition called Paul Thomas at the BBC. It will cover about 15 years.   ‘Hartbeat’ was the follow up to the classic BBC TV show ‘Take… Read More »

‘33’ A celebration of SCRATCH

This is a guest post by Paul Thomas. ‘33’ years have passed since SCRATCH first appeared on a blank sheet of paper. Now is the time to celebrate and bring together his history in one place in Devon, the Totnes Library. It’s another world since his first film for TAKE HART was broadcast on the… Read More »

Scratch – Making an exhibition of himself

Happy birthday Paul Thomas and Scratch Scratch creator Paul Thomas celebrates his 50th birthday today (12 January 2012). Also, Scratch is thirty years old this year. To mark this auspicious occasion Paul has written a summery of his life in animation and beyond. Click on the pictures for larger versions. By Paul Thomas I’ve been… Read More »

Paul Thomas of Tiger Trax animation then and now

Paul Thomas was interviewed in Animator Issue number 11 in 1984. At the time he was running the Tiger Trax animation studio, situated in a block of flats just off the Old Kent Road.

Paul began his animation career at Bob Godfrey’s studio and at the time of the interview, was doing sequences for Tony Hart’s BBC TV programme “Take Hart” and design work for the Kate Bush fan club magazine. He also contributed a regular cartoon strip to Animator mag under the pen name of Dr Scratch, featuring a rather droll dog called Scratch.

Paul recently discovered the Animator mag web site whilst searching the Internet and dropped me an email with his latest news.

He has left the concrete jungle of London for the green and pleasant land of Salisbury, Wiltshire. Paul is now the director and writer for a children’s puppet performance group called Tin Harlequin. He told me that forming the group “was a dream come true”.