Thursday, June 29, 2006

Bob Camp's Notes

Here's some notes by Bob Camp. I thought these are from a lecture Bob gave at the School of Visual Arts (thanks Steve) Note the Kurztman reference of page six, I've already posted a Hey Look! comic and it's a good example of line of action in drawings. Anyone know what became of Bob after his time at Games studios? He did direct some good cartoons at Spumco. Check out Bob's cool blog.

Monday, June 26, 2006

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Sheldon by Kurtzman

Here's a couple of funny one page comics from Harvey Kurtzman. These were originally published sometime in the 40's.

Friday, June 23, 2006

Officer Pooch


While I was uploading the pencil test in my previous post I figured it's been a while since I posted a cartoon so I decided to upload Hanna Barbera's 1941 short Officer Pooch.

Goober Pencil Test

Here's a pencil test from a scene I'm currently working on. I've still got a lot more work to do on it though.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Some Sketches

Enough of those great Warner Bros. model sheets, it's time to scrape the bottom of the barrel with some of my drawings. Here's some sketches of Bruno, one of the bees that lays an ass whoopin' on Goober. I'm still working on improving this character design though I think he may be easier to animate this way. He's pretty simple to draw.

I'll be scanning some more WB model sheets real soon. The next batch will be of Warner's minor characters.





Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Daffy Duck Model Sheets

Here's some Daffy model sheets. As a kid Daffy and Bugs were my favorite characters, they still are but I really have little interest in the cartoons from the mid to late 50's. I mean how horrible was the pairing of Daffy and Speedy Gonzalez? Somewhere along the line Daffy was ruined and turned into a jerk. There's still some funny moments but I prefer Daffy when he was... well, daffy. My favorite Daffy cartoons are "The Great Piggy Bank Robbery" and "Yankee Doodle Daffy", they're hilarious.

A 1937 animation drawing by Bob Clampett

1940

1946-Sketches from Clampett's Book Revue

1950

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Porky Pig Model Sheets

Here's some model sheets of Porky I scanned to keep with the Warner Bros. theme of the last couple of posts.

Classic 1940's design

1935

1936

1937

1947

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Clampett Model Sheets

Here's some model sheets from various Bob Clampett cartoons.

This one's from A Tale Of Two Kitties, one of my favorite Clampett cartoons.

I wish I had a higher resolution picture of this one.

Another one from Gruesome Twosome

Monday, June 12, 2006

Bugs Bunny Model Sheets

Here's some Bugs Bunny model sheets to go along with those Elmer Fudd models. I love the Tex Avery unit's model sheet, though when I think of Bugs I picture Bob McKimson's design used in Clampett's cartoons.

Not quite Bugs yet

Almost

From Tex Avery's A Wild Hare

Bob McKimson's design and redesign

Saturday, June 10, 2006

From Egghead To Elmer

I was reading through the comments on one of John K's posts and someone asked if he had any Egghead model sheets. Since no one answered, I figured I'd post them along with some Elmer Fudd models.

Egghead Rides Again, 1937

Little Red Walking Hood, 1937

Daffy Duck and Egghead, 1938

A Wild Hare, 1940

Model Sheet, 1942

What Makes Daffy Duck, 1948

Rabbit Fire, 1951