Remember this post? I wasn't sure who this artist was and Ger Apeldorn and Paul Spector let me know it was by Irv Spector -- Paul's Dad.
He's great! He has all the principles down and a really great personal style. If I were to guess his influences, I would say...Herriman, Walt Kelly, Dan Gordon and of course animated cartoons.
I had seen Irv's name in the credits of many Famous cartoons. He was an animator and storyboard artist there (and maybe more). It never meant anything to me, because Famous cartoons are (mostly) so non-descript. If only they had looked like this instead of imitating the west coast cartoon style.
These are beautiful and cartoony at the same time. I'll break down some of the panels when I get some time.Anybody know where we could see some of his storyboards?
Thanks to Ger and Paul for finding me a new influence! The funny part is I bet I have some of his comic books, but just thought they were by Dan Gordon (who I also love) I see some differences now. Irv is more interested in strange artist perspectives and Dan is maybe goofier.
I'm sure they worked together.
Here are some panels that show off some of the concepts I write about. Are you seeing what I'm seeing in them?