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Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

REFPACK 020: E-Book Download – All The Funny Folks


REFPACK 017
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July-August 2016

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Every other month, members of Animation Resources are given access to an exclusive Members Only Reference Pack. These downloadable files are high resolution e-books on a variety of educational subjects and rare cartoons from the collection of Animation Resources in DVD quality. Our current Reference Pack has just been released. If you are a member, click through the link to access the MEMBERS ONLY DOWNLOAD PAGE. If you aren’t a member yet, please JOIN ANIMATION RESOURCES. It’s well worth it.

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All The Funny Folks

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The Wonder Tale of How the Comic Strip Characters Live and Love “Behind the Scenes” (1925)

In 1926, William Randolph Hearst hired cartoonist Louis Biedermann away from Joseph Pulitzer’s New York World and assigned him to serve as his first licensing artist at King Features Syndicate. King Features distributed the comic strips and feature stories from Hearst’s New York Journal to thousands of newspapers all over the country. Biedermann’s initial task was to create a picture book that would bring together all of Hearst’s cartoon stars into one story. To write the book, Hearst tapped Jack Lait who served as a jack-of-all-trades staff writer for King Features. Lait was known primarily for celebrity gossip and sports coverage, but for All The Funny Folks he decided to try his hand at rhyming doggerel. The poorly written text jams all of the characters together in crowds organized by species and age, and shoehorns snappy colloquialisms into their dialogue without much regard for the characters’ established personalities. The story consists mostly of superficial references to events from the strips, and it manages to provide an anchor for the illustrations, but that’s about all that can be said for it.

Biedermann was handed an almost unreadable story composed of reams of dialogue and scene after scene of complicated crowd shots. In the newspaper, each comic strip existed in its own world with its own situations and logic. The style of drawing varied from strip to strip too. This wasn’t going to be an easy book to illustrate. Clearly Biedermann was more at home with the styles of Winsor McCay and George MacManus than he was Billy DeBeck and George Herriman, but he was able to arrive at a happy medium where the characters could co-exist side by side without clashing.

The layout and color of the book is brilliant. Our high resolution PDF is set up to be viewed as two page spreads so you can appreciate how the images lead from one side of the spread to the other. Not much is known about Biedermann, but he illustrated calendars for King Features as well. If you have more information, please let me know.

REFPACK020: All The Funny Folks
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Thursday, January 11th, 2018

Animation Resources Members: RefPack 020 Available For Download NOW!

All The Funny Folks

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This time, we’ve packed the download with terrific reference material… A book from 1926 that brings together all of the Hearst newspaper comic characters, a pair of rare silent films by comedian/stop motion animator Charlie Bowers and MORE! We’ve started including Members Only surprises in the Reference Packs. To find out what the surprise is, you have to login and check it out.

Charlie Bowers

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Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

REFPACK019: Download Two Rare First Editions By Arthur Rackham


REFPACK 019
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November-December 2017

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Every other month, members of Animation Resources are given access to an exclusive Members Only Reference Pack. These downloadable files are high resolution e-books on a variety of educational subjects and rare cartoons from the collection of Animation Resources in DVD quality. Our current Reference Pack has just been released. If you are a member, click through the link to access the MEMBERS ONLY DOWNLOAD PAGE. If you aren’t a member yet, please JOIN ANIMATION RESOURCES. It’s well worth it.

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Rackham

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Rip Van Winkle / Grimm’s Fairy Tales (1905, 1909)

Arthur Rackham was born in Kent in 1867 to a large family. At the age of 17, he was sent to Australia to convalesce from a protracted illness. Upon his return a year later, he enrolled in the Lambeth School of Art and the City of London School. In 1892 he began creating spot illustrations for various newspapers and magazines, but he really really didn’t find his artistic niche until 1894 when he illustrated his first book, The Dolly Dialogues. In the years that followed, Rackham progressed to the top of his field, and in 1900 an illustrated volume of Grimm’s Fairy Tales cemented his reputation as one of the foremost illustrators of his time. This book blended elements of orientalism and art nouveaux to create a fantastic world of princesses, fairies and gnomes, all rendered with Rackham’s unique sinewy ink line.

Rackham’s first breakthrough book in color was Rip Van Winkle (1905). It established the process that he continued to develop and perfect through the 1920s. He would began his paintings with a detailed pencil sketch, then he applied an organic ink line that twisted and turned like the roots of a tree. When the ink had dried, he erased the pencil lines and applied thin watercolor washes in layers to define depth and hue. After the color washes were finished, he re-inked his distinctive line again over the top to make the drawing read crisply through the color printing process.

Animation Resources is proud to present the illustrations from a special German portfolio of prints from Rip Van Winkle (1905), and a first trade edition of Grimm’s Fairy Tales (1909). These two books are significant to the history of animation, because they were the inspiration for Walt Disney to create his first animated feature Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Disney’s artists studied Rackham’s paintings closely, emulating the warm candelit glow and wood textures in the dwarfs’ cottage, as well as the distinctive Rackham sinewy trees in the threatening forest sequence.

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