July 25th, 2014


Animation: Canemaker on Tytla

Bill Tytla

John Canemaker lent us a copy of an article he wrote for an exhibit of artwork by Bill Tytla. Tytla was a giant among animators, known for his solid, dimensional drawings and convincing depiction of weight and mass.

Here is the complete article…

Bill Tytla
Bill Tytla
Bill Tytla
Bill Tytla
Bill Tytla
Bill Tytla
Bill Tytla
Bill Tytla
Bill Tytla
Bill Tytla
Bill Tytla
Bill Tytla
Bill Tytla
Bill Tytla
Bill Tytla
Bill Tytla
Bill Tytla
Bill Tytla
Bill Tytla
Bill Tytla
Bill Tytla
Bill Tytla
Bill Tytla
Bill Tytla
Bill Tytla
Bill Tytla
Bill Tytla
Bill Tytla
Bill Tytla
Bill Tytla
Bill Tytla

Thanks to John Canemaker for sharing this with us.

Stephen Worth
Director
Animation Resources

Animated CartoonsAnimated Cartoons

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

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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

Comic BooksComic Books

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

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July 22nd, 2014


Animation: Bambi

Bambi

Here’s a nice overview of items related to Bambi… color keys, animation drawings, model sheets courtesy of my friend Mark Kirkland…

Bambi
Bambi
Bambi
Bambi
Bambi
Bambi
Bambi’s Father
Animation Drawing by Milt Kahl

Bambi
Bambi’s Mother
Animation Drawing by Frank Thomas

Bambi
Model Sheet by Marc Davis

Bambi
Bambi
Character Design by Marc Davis

The wonderful thing about our digital archive is that it allows collectors to share their treasures with the world. If you have artwork you would like to loan us to be digitized, please drop me a line.

Stephen Worth
Director
Animation Resources

Animated CartoonsAnimated Cartoons

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

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