Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Odds and Ends








15 comments:

Elekid 64 said...

Yogi Bear proves, once again, that you don't need a $50 million budget (-cough-Lion King-cough-) to create movement of character or humor. It takes construction and strength of character to win a duel.

Niki said...

I gots Mickey an' Popeye. I like dem.

Elana Pritchard said...

Happy Fat Tuesday everyone! Be happy today!

(I will be back to my regular studious self after the mayhem is over)

Chris_Garrison said...

It looks like the guy with the Popeye head has too many fingers. Is that his pinky sticking out on the end, as the 6th finger, or am I crazy?

Wormen said...

Hey John, I am a new guy in here.. First of all I wanna tell you how big a fan I am, and second, I really appreciate the lectures you're giving to us, here on you blogg... I have a question to, I was wondering, are you gonna put all those very useful lectures and comments into a book or something, sometime?
- Wormen

Michael DiMilo said...

Chris, I noticed that about the six fingers too. How fun for kids to see that mask come off and see it's just a harmless six-fingered clown? I love the Yogi Beatles comic too. Great stuff!

M. R Darbyshire said...

Neat!

A post about masks would be great! Does Mike Fontanelli collect those, too?

Thomas said...

The red panel, in the Yogi strip, with the Smith and Yogi silhouettes, is very imaginative. There's no real reason for it. The rest of the strip is set in daytime, without even an indication of the sun going down, or something like that. Instead, its just an odd juxtapositioning of the two heads.

J.R. Spumkin said...

Elekid, you really oughtta get that cough checked out.

Jorge Garrido said...

Radio with pictures? It'll never work!

MLP said...

Rummaging through some old research notes, I found a quote John should like:

"There is a mania among people these days to have 'good' television for children, and by good they mean vapid, inane, safe, saccharine, unexciting, unstimulating, ultra-puerile, and unentertaining.... Surely children are getting enough education in their classrooms.... Why not let them swing a little?"
"Children's Television 1969"

The writer was awarded his Master of Humanities degree by the University of Chicago for the thesis quoted above.

Trevor Thompson said...

There's no way Bill and Joe actually drew that thing..... is there?

- trevor.

jeremy said...

I love that yogi strip, too. Those teenagers are fantastic. Any idea who drew it? It's not that Howie Post guy, is it?

Jorge Garrido said...

Trevor, I think that might have been drawn by Gene Hazelton.

Pat Cashin said...

The "little person" in the Popeye costume is Shorty Hinkle, a clown on the Clyde Beatty-Cole Bros. Circus for many years.

And yes, Shorty Hinkle had six fingers on each hand.

Pat Cashin
clownalley.net