Frank Frazetta - Famous Funnies comic book covers from the 1950’s
All of the incredible artwork from Frank Frazetta's Buck Rogers Famous Funnies comic book covers is on display HERE in high-resolution scans: https://comicsbookstories.blogspot.com/2010/05/frank-frazetta-february-9-1928-may-10.html These nine covers are pure pulp-adventure space-opera masterpieces! Much more of Frazetta 1950’s comic book work is collected in this book: Telling Stories: The Classic Comic Art of Frank Frazetta
Tips on animating dialog from 1939's "How to Draw Animated Cartoons" by Edward F. Hopper and Screen Cartoon Studios. Dig those crazy Fleischer Studio style mouth shapes!For more like this, check out my "How to Draw Cartoons" page on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/CartoonTips
"Surprised Patrick" Steve Hillenburg's original rough storyboard art
I have about a billion old files in my stack of hard drives, but every once in a while I find a gem that makes all that hoarding worthwhile. Here's Steve Hillenburg's original rough storyboard sketch for the "Surprised Patrick" scene in the first SpongeBob Movie:...followed by a screengrab from the final movie.Good times.
Doc Syke -- One-Page gag comic by Ving Fuller
Doc Syke -- One-Page gag comic by Ving FullerFrom Tip-Top Comics 158Click HERE for full-sized comic book scanMore on Ving Fuller here:http://screwballcomics.blogspot.com/p/ving-fuller.html
"Drowning is Funny!" with Posty and Lolly
Posty the Pelican and his Pal Lollyfrom All-Surprise #3Glub! Glub! ...with friends like that...Well, they both end up yelling "HELP! HELP!" so I guess it's even. Super-appealing drawings -- Fun stuff!
"I've come to fix your pipes!" A delightful comic by VEP
I really love VEP -- his comics are pure fun!Here's G. Whiskers from Ha Ha 17, 1945Click on any page to see the FULL-SIZED comic book scanYou can read the entire 52-page Ha Ha #17comic at the Digital Comic Museumhttps://digitalcomicmuseum.com/index.php?dlid=30848and/or at ComicBookPlus.comhttp://comicbookplus.com/?dlid=70047
Droopy by Dan Gordon -- a spooky funny animal comic
A howlin' good one-pager from one of the greatest cartoonists ever: Dan Gordon!From Laffy-Daffy Comics #2 1944Click on the page above to see the FULL_SIZE page!
"Tin Can Willie" one-page filler comic by Dan Gordon
A fun one-pager from one of my favorite cartoonists of all-time: Dan Gordon!From Laffy-Daffy Comics #1 1944Click on the page below to see the FULL_SIZE page!for more about Dan Gordon, check out the mini-biography I wrote about him for the Comics Journal:http://cartoonsnap.blogspot.com/2009/01/dan-gordon-biography-life-and-work-of.html
Lazy Lee in "Working Pains"
There's a one-page comic feature running in many issue of The Marvel Family -- called "Lazy Lee." A painfully simple one-note character, he appears in one-page (or half-page) gags (I can't call the stories!) that almost always end in a classic flop-take.Click image above for the full-sized scan.Lots of classic public-domain Captain Marvel comics at the Digital Comics LibraryFawcett Comics galore: https://digitalcomicmuseum.com/index.php?cid=3
Eddie Elephant – 1946 Hallucinogenic Funny Animal Comix by Ellis Holly Chambers
This story comes from Hi-Ho Comics #1 --- a 1946 comic published by Four Star Publications. It’s filled with 45 pages of insane tripped out comics by H. Chambers. So who is this H. Chambers? Milton Knight provides some tantalizing information about cartoonist H. Chambers:“It's Holly Chambers! (Holly was his middle name; I think his first name began with an E.) My late friend, Howie Post, used to share a studio with him and had several vivid tales to tell: he described Chambers as a handsome, charismatic "psychotic" who could walk out with a bar stool and stare down the bartender with a "what are you going to do about it?"Post also revealed that Chambers was a heroin addict who could shoot up and complete a comic book overnight: "Who needs women when you have this??" As colorful as his comics, that was Holly Chambers. Howard lost track of him in the 50s, and suspected that he was "rubbed out" by his drug connections.” Thanks to Milton Knight for that priceless and tantalizing info. It explains a lot – and raises about a million other questions that will probably never be answered.For LOTS more freaky funny-book vintage comic scans by Ellis Holly Chambers, click on Eddie the Elephant below:
Buzzy the Mouse in “Mechanic Menace” Golden Age Funny Animal Comics
From Jack-in-the-Box Comics #14, June 1947 Click on any page for a FULL-SIZED hi-res scan More info at http://comicbookplus.com/?dlid=26383 or download the whole comic at http://digitalcomicmuseum.com/index.php?dlid=12105
Working out that SpongeBob Expression...
Dang it...I'm gonna get this expression right eventually. Even though I usually work on the Cintiq, it often takes good ol' pencil and paper to work out those poses.
Cartoon Moderne UPA Style Doodle Page
Doodled while drooling over some amazing 50's animated commercials found on Steve Stanchfield's Thunderbean DVD "Mid Century Modern Animation, Volume 2" http://amzn.to/1RYdlVQIf you want to see the original cartoons that inspired these sketches, check out the Thunderbean DVD "Mid Century Modern Animation, Volume 2" http://amzn.to/1RYdlVQ
"Cartoon-Moderne" scenic designs from 1950's commercials by the Paul Fennell Studio
Here are some super-rare images of "Cartoon-Moderne" scenic designs from some 1950's-era animated commercials by the Paul Fennell Studio.Video from the Animation Resources membership website. More info here: http://animationresources.org/join-animation-resources-today-and-download-reference-pack-1/More images on my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ShermCohen/media_set?set=a.10154017757253474.1073741837.624158473&type=3More great "Cartoon-Moderne" designs from Animated Commercials by the Paul Fennell Studio. Video from the Animation...Posted by Sherm Cohen on Wednesday, February 10, 2016
The Fine Art of Looney Tunes Background Paintings
Famous mid-century American urban regionalist painting? Actually, it's a Looney Tunes background by Paul Julian. The cartoon is "Golden Yeggs." Lots more by Paul Julian here:https://one1more2time3.wordpress.com/tag/paul-julianhttps://one1more2time3.wordpress.com/tag/paul-julian