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Former Disney artist Bob Abrams library drawing card

 

Ken Stern

PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST AS AN OLD MAN – Bob Abrams discussed his life as an artist, starting as a Disney animator in the 1950s, with an overflow crowd at the first talk at the still-new La Conner Swinomish Library last Wednesday.

Disney and magic are synonymous.

As are La Conner artist Bob Abrams and the famed mass media and entertainment conglomerate he first dreamt of joining as a pre-teen.

So, it came as little surprise that Abrams, the 93-year-old former Disney illustrator, was able to work some magic of his own at the La Conner Swinomish Library last Wednesday.

Abrams, a Pittsburgh native who grew up admiring the legendary Walt Disney, somehow managed to shoehorn his long and storied career into an extended one-hour program before a standing room only crowd of over 40 people in the library's public meeting r...



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