Archive for the ‘hanna barbera’ Category

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Illustration: Huckleberry Hound and Rocky & Bullwinkle Golden Books

Huck Hound Builds A House

We scanned Golden Books today… First up was Huckleberry Hound Builds A House. Published in 1959, this was one of the earliest Hanna Barbera books, and it’s one of the best. These H-B characters were beautifully designed and perfectly suited to the TV medium. This book was laid out by Harvey Eisenberg and painted by Al White.

Huck Hound Builds A House

Huck Hound Builds A House

Huck Hound Builds A House

Huck Hound Builds A House

Huck Hound Builds A House

Huck Hound Builds A House

Here is another TV cartoon related Golden Book by Ben De Nunez and Al White.

Rocky And His Friends is interesting because it depicts the characters in a very different way than they appeared in the TV series. White sees the characters as solid objects, not flat designs, and he renders them in a variety of different lighting situations. This book also has a nice balance of textures.

Rocky and Bullwinkle

Rocky and Bullwinkle

Rocky and Bullwinkle

Rocky and Bullwinkle

Rocky and Bullwinkle

Rocky and Bullwinkle

Rocky and Bullwinkle

Rocky and Bullwinkle

Rocky and Bullwinkle

Rocky and Bullwinkle

Rocky and Bullwinkle

Rocky and Bullwinkle

Rocky and Bullwinkle

Stephen Worth
Director
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Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Inbetweens: Gene Hazelton’s Flintstones Comic Strip

Gene Hazelton Flintstones Comic Strip

Gene Hazelton Flintstones Comic Strip

Gene Hazelton Flintstones Comic Strip

Gene Hazelton Flintstones Comic Strip

Gene Hazelton Flintstones Comic Strip

Gene Hazelton Flintstones Comic Strip

Gene Hazelton Flintstones Comic Strip

Gene Hazelton Flintstones Comic Strip

Gene Hazelton Flintstones Comic Strip

Gene Hazelton Flintstones Comic Strip

Gene Hazelton Flintstones Comic Strip

Gene Hazelton Flintstones Comic Strip

Gene Hazelton Flintstones Comic Strip

Gene Hazelton Flintstones Comic Strip

Gene Hazelton Flintstones Comic Strip

Gene Hazelton Flintstones Comic Strip

Gene Hazelton Flintstones Comic Strip

Gene Hazelton Flintstones Comic Strip

Gene Hazelton Flintstones Comic Strip

Gene Hazelton Flintstones Comic Strip

My Facebook friend, animator Donald Parmele tells me these strips are by Harvey Eisenberg. Hazelton may have had some input since he was the Art Director of the Hanna Barbera strips.

Gene Hazelton Flintstones Comic Strip

Gene Hazelton Flintstones Comic Strip

Gene Hazelton Flintstones Comic Strip

Gene Hazelton Flintstones Comic Strip

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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