Archive for the ‘hanna barbera’ Category

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Cartoons: A Tail Of Two Bulldogs (Avery and Hanna Barbera)

Tom & Jerry: The Bodyguard
Avery's Bad Luck Blackie

Today John Kricfalusi posted his latest lesson in the $100,000 Drawing Course, Lesson 8: Proportions Affect Design / Proportions. In it, he discusses what makes a drawing cartoony. As an example, he compares the bulldog used in the early 40s Tom & Jerry cartoons to the one used in Tex Avery’s "Bad Luck Blackie". Please read John’s post before looking at these cartoons.

As further illustration, I’m presenting two cartoons with similar themes to you for your reference… "The Bodyguard" and "Bad Luck Blackie". The difference in approach is striking. The first cartoon is an early Tom & Jerry cartoon.

Tom & Jerry: The Bodyguard
Tom & Jerry: The Bodyguard
Tom & Jerry: The Bodyguard
Tom & Jerry: The Bodyguard

The Bodyguard (1944)
Quicktime 7 / 16.6 megs

The second cartoon is a classic Tex Avery cartoon titled "Bad Luck Blackie"…

Avery's Bad Luck Blackie
Avery's Bad Luck Blackie
Avery's Bad Luck Blackie
Avery's Bad Luck Blackie

Bad Luck Blackie (1949)
Quicktime 7 / 15.8 megs

I hope you find this useful in your studies.

Stephen Worth
Director
Animation Resources

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

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

Inbetweens: Coloring Book Covers

Here is a gallery of comic book covers… The good, the bad and the ugly. Enjoy!

Cartoon Coloring Book

Cartoon Coloring Book

Cartoon Coloring Book

Cartoon Coloring Book

Cartoon Coloring Book

Cartoon Coloring Book

Cartoon Coloring Book

Cartoon Coloring Book

Cartoon Coloring Book

Cartoon Coloring Book

Cartoon Coloring Book

Cartoon Coloring Book

Cartoon Coloring Book

Cartoon Coloring Book

Cartoon Coloring Book

Cartoon Coloring Book

Cartoon Coloring Book

Cartoon Coloring Book

Cartoon Coloring Book

Cartoon Coloring Book

Cartoon Coloring Book

Cartoon Coloring Book

Cartoon Coloring Book

Cartoon Coloring Book

Cartoon Coloring Book

Cartoon Coloring Book

Cartoon Coloring Book

Cartoon Coloring Book

Cartoon Coloring Book

Cartoon Coloring Book

Cartoon Coloring Book

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

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
Animation Resources

Animated CartoonsAnimated Cartoons

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