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Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

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

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Sunday, February 20th, 2011

Biography: Harvey Eisenberg

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Birth/Death

Birth: 1912

Death: 1965

Occupation/Title

Cartoonist, Animator, Layout Artist

Bio Summary

Early Life/Family

Has one son by the name of Jerry, who works in the entertainment industry.

Education/Training

The best training Harvey recieved started when he started working as an inker at the Fleischer studio at age 18.

Career Outline

Inker/Assistant Animator at Fleishcer studio, 1930-31 and at Van Buren studio from 30-36.
Worked on Tom and Jerry from 1941 to 45 as a layout artist.
Worked again with Hanna-Barbera from 1960-1965 as a Character Designer, Layout artist, and storyboarder.

Comments On Style

Was able to achieve great sense of weight and movement within the characters.

Influences

Personality

Versatile and funny.

Anecdotes

Miscellaneous

He was co-owner of Dearfield Publishing Co. and Foxy Fagan with Joe Barbera which was not very well known.

Filmography

Tom and Jerry series.
1942 – Fraidy Cat
1943 – Sufferin’ Cats, The Lonesome Mouse.
1944 – The “Zoot Cat,” The Million dollar Cat, The Bodyguard, Puttin’ on the Dog, Mouse Trouble, The Yankee Doodle Mouse.
1945 – The Mouse Comes to Dinner, Mouse in Manhattan, Tee for Two, Quiet Please.
1960-65 – Top Cat and various TV specials.

Honors

Nothing with a statue, but he was the first to adapt “Huckleberry Hound” and “Yogi Bear” to comic books for Dell’s Four Color comic book.

Related Links

Bibliographic References

http://www.immaginariofiorentino.com/albertopage/amimatorasa-z/animatorse.html
http://www.newfromme.com
http://www.lambiek.net/e/eisenberg_harvey

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