Ray Pointer is a forty-year film and animation professional. He has spent a life time devoted to research, and is recognized as the foremost expert on Max Fleischer and The Fleischer Studios. He lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA.
"Pointer's account of Fleischer's life and work draws on his own experience in film and animation as well as interviews with Fleischer family members. It is also stocked with previously unpublished photographs and artwork, including trade ads and patent diagrams. The story of this artist-inventor and the early days of animation will appeal to all interested in film history and iconic cartoons"--Booklist; "Animation historian Ray Pointer has done a terrific job of painstakingly piecing together the puzzle that profiles the rise and fall of the man and his studio that truly was Disney's 'greatest rival'...recommended highly...a tremendous history...well worth getting...outstanding...image quality is terrific...essential...crammed full of a lot of rare material you just won't find anywhere else"--Popeye, Official Popeye Fanclub News Magazine; "fascinating...a working blend of information, entertainment and scholarship"--SpeedReaders.