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Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Comic Books: Jim Tyer’s Funny Animal Comics

Jim Tyer Comics

Jim TyerJim TyerJim Tyer was a one-of-a-kind. He animated for Van Beuren, Famous Studios, Terrytoons and Hal Seeger and drew and wrote funny animal comics. Once you’ve seen a really good Tyer drawing, you can never forget it. I’m going to let these examples tell you about him…

Jim Tyer Comics
Jim Tyer Comics
Jim Tyer Comics
Jim Tyer Comics
Jim Tyer Comics

Jim Tyer Comics
Jim Tyer Comics
Jim Tyer Comics
Jim Tyer Comics
Jim Tyer Comics
Jim Tyer Comics

Jim Tyer Comics
Jim Tyer Comics
Jim Tyer Comics
Jim Tyer Comics
Jim Tyer Comics
Jim Tyer Comics

Jim Tyer Comics
Jim Tyer Comics
Jim Tyer Comics
Jim Tyer Comics
Jim Tyer Comics
Jim Tyer Comics

Stephen Worth
Director
Animation Resources

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Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Animation: Huckleberry Hound Weekly

Another great item lent to us to digitize by my good friend Kent Butterworth… This time it’s a British newsstand comic from March 28th, 1964 featuring the Hanna-Barbera Characters…

Huck Hound Weekly
Huck Hound Weekly
Huck Hound Weekly
Huck Hound Weekly
Huck Hound Weekly
Huck Hound Weekly
Huck Hound Weekly
Huck Hound Weekly
Huck Hound Weekly
Huck Hound Weekly

The interesting thing about this piece isn’t so much the quality of the artwork… it’s pretty generic… it’s the quantity of it. I eliminated a few pages of puzzles, games and stories, but the majority of the sheets are devoted to large, full-page comic stories. You would never see such a generous collection of comics in a publication that sells for as little as this today. But there is wisdom behind the generosity… The best way to get kids to watch the Huckleberry Hound Show (and buy Kelloggs cereal) is to engage them with the characters and situations. What better way to do that than a loss-leader newsstand comic?

Stephen Worth
Director
Animation Resources

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This posting is part of the online Encyclopedia of Cartooning under the subject heading, Animation.
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This posting is part of the online Encyclopedia of Cartooning under the subject heading, Comic Books.

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Comic Books: Dan Gordon’s SuperKatt

Dan Gordon Superkat Comics

Dan Gordon Superkat ComicsDan Gordon Superkat ComicsThe other day, John K posted an article in his blog about Dan Gordon. He described Gordon as a "pure cartoonist" whose characters seem really alive and motivated from within.

Gordon was an animator, story man and director on the Superman and Popeye series at Fleischer in the early 1940s. After the war, he dropped out of animation and made a living as a comic book artist, working on titles like Giggle Comics. He returned to animation in the late 1950s as a storyboard artist at Hanna Barbera, (Gordon boarded the pilot episode of The Flintstones) and on Clampett’s Beany & Cecil series.

Here is an example of Gordon’s work featuring Superkatt…

Dan Gordon Superkat Comics
Dan Gordon Superkat Comics
Dan Gordon Superkat Comics
Dan Gordon Superkat Comics
Dan Gordon Superkat Comics
Dan Gordon Superkat Comics
Dan Gordon Superkat Comics
Dan Gordon Superkat Comics
Dan Gordon Superkat Comics

For more on Dan Gordon, see Sherm Cohen’s great features at Cartoon Snap.

Stephen Worth
Director
Animation Resources

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This posting is part of the online Encyclopedia of Cartooning under the subject heading, Comic Books.