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Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

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.

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

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.

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Comic Books: Milton Knight’s A. Conan Doyle

Milton KnightMilton KnightToday, we had a visit from the talented cartoonist, Milton Knight. He brought along the original boards from one of his stories for Graphic Classics series.

Milton is an amazing artist… His work is informed by a diverse variety of influences, from Japanese art to Terrytoons. His compositions and line reflect a distillation of the New York cartooning style, while still remaining uniquely his own. I can’t think of a single living cartoonist whose work in any way resembles Milton’s. He’s truly one of a kind.

Milton kindly agreed to let us post this entire story adapted from a short story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle…

THE GREAT BROWN-PERICORD MOTOR

Milton Knight
Milton Knight
Milton Knight
Milton Knight
Milton Knight
Milton Knight
Milton Knight
Milton Knight
Milton Knight
Milton Knight
Milton Knight
Milton Knight
Milton Knight
Milton Knight
Milton Knight
Milton Knight

If you enjoyed this story, you can find the Graphic Classics Anthologies at Amazon. Also, make it a point to visit Milton’s Website.

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.