Rick Goldschmidt's first book, THE ENCHANTED WORLD OF RANKIN/BASS: A PORTFOLIO (TIGER MOUNTAIN PRESS) has sold out of several editions. THE MAKING OF THE RANKIN/BASS HOLIDAY CLASSIC: RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER (MISER BROS PRESS), which goes into detail of how a Rankin/Bass TV Special was made, also sold out of its first edition. A 50th Anniversary edition is now available in hardcover.
In the Fall of 2011, Rick wrote a book on his favorite RANKIN/BASS feature film MAD MONSTER PARTY (MISER BROS PRESS). It quickly sold out of two printings and was beautifully designed by Wes Garlatz. In 2012, Arthur Rankin, Jr., Wes Garlatz and Rick decided to celebrate the 15th ANNIVERSARY of THE ENCHANTED WORLD OF RANKIN/BASS: A PORTFOLIO with a lavish, high quality, expanded, large hardcover coffee table edition, which is the ultimate celebration of Arthur Rankin, Jr. and Jules Bass’ films. Sadly, Arthur Rankin, Jr. passed away in January of 2014, and on what would have been his 90th Birthday – friends and family celebrated his life in Bermuda. Shortly after this celebration, Rick and Wes Garlatz released the softcover edition of The Arthur Rankin, Jr. Scrapbook: The Birth of Animagic, which features a celebration of Arthur’s life with pictures of friends and family from Bermuda and New York and Arthur’s original scrapbook he kept in Japan at Dentsu studios. The softcover sold out during the holiday season of 2014 and a hardcover edition was released in July of 2015 with 24 additional pages. Veteran Mad Magazine artists Paul Coker, Jr. and Jack Davis designed most of the Rankin/Bass TV Specials and films over the years. Both artists became close friends with Rick and designed new art for each of Rick's four books.