Monday, December 13, 2010

"Little Orphan Airedale" Model Sheet

I found this model sheet on my hard drive, don't know if I scanned it from a book or found it online somewhere. At first I wasn't sure what Charlie Dog cartoon it was from, I should have recognized the Porky Pig pose from the beginning of "Little Orphan Airedale". I noticed that Dave Mackey's site didn't have the production number listed for the cartoon and that this model sheet had it. "The Foxy Duckling" was production number 1031 and "Airedale", production number 1032 was released two months later. I'm sure this info is probably known to the hardcore animation geeks but I hadn't come across it anywhere. Dave's site is where I usually go for that type of info so I was suprised the number wasn't there as I assumed this model sheet has been published somewhere before.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Jim Tyer - "Hansel and Gretel"

Here's yet another post on Jim Tyer. I just can't seem to get enough of his animation, even if it means sitting through some pretty bad Terrytoons. Not that I don't enjoy Terrytoons but sit through a cartoon like "Anti-Cats" and you've pretty much wasted 7 minutes of your life. Even Tyer's little bit of animation couldn't save that one for me. Thankfully, cartoons like the Mighty Mouse short "Hansel and Gretel" have a load of wild cartoony animation by Tyer. When Tyer takes over we get a good minute and a half straight of cartoon gold. I've spared you the rest of "Hansel & Gretel" and uploaded only Tyer's work. Plus, a short Tyer bumper from The Mighty Mouse Playhouse show. (I've re-uploaded them to youtube since Dailymotion has gone to crap.)

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Marty Taras

Here's a two page Baby Huey story by Famous Studios animator Marty Taras from Little Audrey #27. It's up for auction but the price is too steep for this guy.

Friday, October 08, 2010

Frank Frazetta - "Hucky Duck"

Here's a two page comic by Frank Frazetta from issue 19 of Barnyard comics published in 1948.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Stephen DeStefano - "Lucky In Love"

Stephen DeStefano and George Chieffet's new book "Lucky In Love" was recently released by Fantagraphics Books and I just received a copy courtesy of the artist so I want to plug one of my favorite artists working in comics and animation. As always Stephen's art is amazing. Pick up a copy today!
Check out Stephen's "Lucky In Love" related posts on his blog. You can buy "Lucky In Love" at Fantagraphics site or at and actual book stores with real people in them.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

UPA - "Pete Hothead"

I rather like this cartoon, though I can't seem to tell one animator from another. Pat Matthews along with Chuck Jones animator Phil Monroe.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Jim Tyer - Mighty Mouse #33

Here's a short comic by Jim Tyer from Mighty Mouse Comics #33.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Mighty Mouse - "The Reformed Wolf"

This is one of the more enjoyable Mighty Mouse cartoons. It's not the same old Oil Can Harry, Pearl Pureheart story that Terrytoons treated audiences to over and over. As usual the highlights for me is when Jim Tyer's scenes come on. Tyer takes over right after the sheep snowballing down the hill scene. There's also some nice Carlo Vinci animation in this one.

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Thursday, September 02, 2010

Bruce Timm - "Jungle Is Massive"

Here's a short comic drawn by Bruce Timm from Tom Strong's Terrific Tales #11. I sure wish he would quit Warner Bros. and just work on comics full time. These short five page or so comics he does/did have always been way better than the rest of the comics that they appeared in. Darwyn Cooke did a great run on The Spirit and I would kill to have a short run on Conan by Timm.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Owen Fitzgerald - The Adventures of Bob Hope

This story is from Bob Hope #20. Great art by Fitzgerald, that's all I have to say.