Monday, September 28, 2009

Grant Simmons

Tex Avery's unit of Michael Lah, Walt Clinton, and Grant Simmons has to be my favorite of all time. Though Bob Clampett's unit with Bob McKimson and Rod Scribner and Manny Gould would be right behind them. So, I figured I'd try and put together some clips featuring each animator. I started with Grant Simmons, well I assume that this is all Simmons. It's mostly clips from cartoons with Spike as it's easier to spot by the way he draws him. Though this could very well be a Walt Clinton reel since I can say for sure which name should be attached to the animation. I'm going to stick with Simmons though. If you spot any clips by a different animator please point them out.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Tom Ford Painting For Sale

I was asked if I could possibly help sell a background painting that was by Tom Ford, who was a background painter at Famous Studios. I don't know much else about Ford's career but if anyone knows anything please feel free to share it here. I'm not sure what cartoon it's from but Linda sent me a few shots of it and if you're interested just email me and I'll pass along your info to her.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Barney Bear - "The Flying Bear"

Here's the Rudy Ising Short, "The Flying Bear" and a model sheet to go with it. I stumbled across the model sheet while reading Michael Barrier's book Carl Barks and the Art of the Comic Book.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Tex Avery - "King Size Canary"

I posted the first model sheet once before but I don't think I posted the other one. If so it was a really low resolution copy. This one's much better.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Walt Kelly - Pogo

Here's the first week of Walt Kelly's Pogo from the short lived paper the New York Star. I'm assuming that Pogo didn't appear in the Saturday editions as I can't seem to find any. Though I'm no authority on the subject. I noticed that Volume One of the Pogo collections from Fantagraphics is up for pre-order on Amazon but there's no date. The publishing date on the book info says November of '09 so maybe it will finally be released this fall. On the other hand I read on a forum that Fantagraphics will be releasing it closer to the 2010 San Diego Comic Con. Anyone out there have a definitive release date for the first volume?