Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Carl Macek: RIP


I just found out from Mark Vezina's blog that Carl Macek died. He was 58.

Robotech, Macek's hybrid combination of various Japanese animated series, was my introduction into the genre of mecha. My family moved to Misawa AFB, Japan in the mid-eighties. I remember waking early every Saturday morning to watch it on the Armed Forces TV station. I was enraptured.

I will forever thank Mr. Macek for opening my young, gaijin eyes to a wider, more armored world.

http://www.robotech.com/news/viewarticle.php?id=418

Best,
JBR

PS. A Youtube Marathon of Mr. Macek's work seems fitting for this weekend, in memorium...
Here's a link to subscribe to Robotech: The Macross Saga
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