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.
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.
This posting is part of the online Encyclopedia of Cartooning under the subject heading, Animation.
This posting is part of a series of articles comprising an online exhibit spotlighting Illustration.