Thursday, August 6, 2020

90 Years of Betty Boop

August 9,1930 - The Fleischer Bros. Studios releases the cartoon "Dizzy Dishes" and introduce Betty Boop to the viewing audience. Betty would go on to be the studio's biggest star until they get the rights to Popeye (who would make his first appearance in a Betty Boop cartoon).
Happy Anniversary Betty!

Monday, July 27, 2020

80 Years of Bugs Bunny

July 27, 1940 - Warner Bros. animation studios releases the Looney Tune cartoon "A Wild Hare". Directed by Fred "Tex" Avery this cartoon introduces to the would that Oscar winning rabbit Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd.

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Laurel and Hardy

 I've been drawing a lot of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy lately (their cartoon versions) and I'd like to share them with you.

 Here I have Stan and Ollie meet Mickey Mouse
 Laurel and Hardy Meet Betty Boop
 Stan and Ollie work as waiters at The Roughhouse Cafe waiting on two of it's most favorite customers. 
And here is a pencil sketch portrait the Boys.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

60 Years of Rocky and Bullwinkle

November 19, 1959 - ABC debuted it's newest show "Rocky and His Friends" and parody and puns were never done better! 
The show featured the adventures of a flying squirrel and his talking moose budddy as they fought the forces of evil from that mean little country, Pottsylvania and it's most sinister agents Boris Badenov and Natasha Fatale.
The show also featured the time traveling adventures of Mr. Peabody and Sherman and the bumbling Mountie, Dudley Do-Right.
We also got the great parodies of Aesop's Fables and the fabulous Fractured Fairy Tales.
Television was never greater or better written with this classic show!

80 Years of Marvel Comics

80 years ago this fall saw the debut of the first ever Marvel Comic Book entitled "Marvel Comics". The comic was an anthology title that starred The Human Torch by Carl Burgos and The Sub-Mariner by Bill Everett. These characters among others would start the long dynasty of classic characters that would go on the change the American comic book.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

55 Years of Underdog

October 3, 1964 saw the debut of one of the best loved cartoons to come out of the Golden Age of TV cartoons, Underdog. Everyone seams to love the bumbling hero as he saves the day and his true love, Sweet Polly Purebread.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Quick Draw McGraw 60th Anniversary

It was around this time 60 years ago that Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera's second syndicated show made it's debut.
"The Quick Draw McGraw Show" starred a bumbling horse (and sometimes sheriff) McGraw and his sidekick Baba Looey, a prairie dog. Their adventures were parodies of westerns with Quick Draw getting the worst of it in shoot-outs (usually by his own hand) and usually saving the day by accident or by the competent Baba Looey.
The show also featured shorts starring Augie Doggie and his father Doggie Daddy and also the bumbling private detectives Snooper and Blabber.

The Amazing Spider-man

Just a recent sketch of my favorite super-hero.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

60 Years of the Silver Age Green Lantern

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the second Green Lantern, Hal Jordan. Premiering in Showcase #22 and drawn by the great Gil Kane, this version of the Green Lantern was more based in science-fiction than Alan Scott was in the 1940's.