Who?

Ron Cobb, the artist, writer, film designer, and cartoonist lives in Sydney, Australia with his Australian wife, Robin Love and 8 year old son, Nicky, although you can often find him in Santa Monica, California, (he was born and raised in Los Angeles).

Ron Cobb

Ron Cobb

His cartoons from the sixties and seventies are collected in several out of print books: RCD-25 (1967) and Mah Fellow Americans (1968) were published by Sawyer Press; Raw Sewage (1971) and My fellow Americans (1971) were both published by Price Stern and Sloan.

After he moved to Sydney in 1972, he joined the independent publishers Wild and Woolley and with them published a “best of” the earlier cartoon books titled The Cobb Book in 1975. This was followed in 1978, by Cobb Again.

A large-format monograph in full colour was published in 1981 titled Colorvision. This book included much of his design work for the films Star Wars, Alien and Conan the Barbarian the first feature for which he received the credit, production designer.

In the last two decades, Ron Cobb has contributed production design to the films Leviathan, The Last Starfighter, and the aforementioned Conan the Barbarian, as well as conceptual designs to other features, including Dark Star, Real Genius, Back to the Future, Aliens, The Abyss, Total Recall, True Lies, The Sixth Day, Cats and Dogs, Firefly, Southland Tales and the Australian feature Garbo which he directed. He also contributed the initial story for Night Skies, an earlier, darker version of ET, as well as co-wrote with Robin Love, one of the new Twilight Zone episodes.

At present, he continues to work in film while preparing to resurrect his editorial cartooning on this web site as, possibly, a series of short animated clips.

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