Thursday, June 11, 2009

Eisenberg Sunday Page

Some great layouts there - and the later Iwao Ranger model.

6 comments:

ArtF said...

i remember seeing this at your place. i was amazed at the original size of the strip, didn't know they worked at such a big size.

Larry Levine said...

What year is this from?

The Flintstones' comic strip slowly went off model as time passed though it retained a loose graphic style, this Sunday page is too close to the stiff 1970's "Yogi's Gang" era.

patrick said...

Hi John, off-topic: I inked a Blen & Kubercheebie, if you're interested it can be seen Here. Thanks

Paul B said...

What's the original size of the strip?

Amanda H. said...

I definitely need help with layouts *shakes head* :/

ramapith said...

Hi John,

I don't think the Yogi newspaper strip art you've been crediting to Harvey Eisenberg is his work, in whole or in part.

Eisenberg drew Hanna-Barbera characters for Western Publishing, Yogi included. His stories are easy to identify by the stretchy way the characters moved as well as by the designs of the bit players. Though Eisenberg wasn't lettering his H-B stories, every other element directly recalls the later Tom and Jerry stories he was working on at the same time. By comparison, the Yogi Sunday strips do not.

Here's Eisenberg's Yogi story from HUCKLEBERRY HOUND 5 (1960):

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Page 8

For comparison, here are Eisenberg samples from Huck and Jinks stories in the same issue, plus a Yogi sample from two issues later. Notice the continuity in the way the characters' bodies stretch and their hands and feet move—there's a natural flow going on, even in these highly unrealistic figures.

I just don't think the Sunday strips show this same style, even allowing for variations that might have crept in over three years' time.