I'm glad I picked out this one!
Hey John, i love these posts about comics that were never released in the u.k. I feel quite deprived. I was just wondering what your opinions on british comics would be. I've posted a couple links from one of the most popular artists from british comics. This isnt really important at all. I'm just curious to think what you would think.http://forbiddenplanet.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/02/MinnieMinxLeo.jpghttp://www.dundee.ac.uk/museum/plum1960.jpghttp://www.thatsbraw.co.uk/Oor%20Wullie/Wullie%20first%20strip.gif
Our best British Humour Comic artists areLeo BaxendaleDudley D WatkinsKen Reid...you will love him John!!!!and Davy LawMy blog has many UK comic artist for you to see..http://petergraycartoonsandcomics.blogspot.com/I also love your blog..being a big Betty Boop and Popeye fan...etc..
If Casper is the ghost of Richie Rich, is that the ghost of Gloria Glad planting lips on Spooky? The hair and ribbon are the same...
Peter..> Our best British Humour Comic artists areLeo BaxendaleDudley D WatkinsKen Reid...you will love him John!!!!and Davy LawOh wow, i never realised who Ken Reid was. I always thought that was just baxendale (shows how enducated i am) It's a shame to see that no one in the british comic industry has anything to that standard anymore. Instead we are stuck with this http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_448y6kVhntg/SHT6rpTwaRI/AAAAAAAACTU/HZ8pFWg73ps/s400/dandy_special.jpgMaybe it's just me but i hate this 'new' look. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_448y6kVhntg/SHT6qxgixTI/AAAAAAAACTE/25-IVRaZgg8/s1600-h/qwl_pussycat.jpg
I absolutely loved those comics when I was growing up. It's a shame that there's nothing like that for kids today. And they wonder why comic books are slowly fading away...
The portrayal of the Indians (and especially the way they talk), could never make it into print today, being "politically incorrect."If the cement-headed Politcal Correctness types ( i.e., anal-retentive Puritans) ever got their way, there would be no gags or silly stories or caricatures at all! Let's hope they never do.Everything that's funny offends someone, right? A good case could be made that that's the very definition of comedy.
Howard Stern did a Three Stooges special Friday that was really great. Heres some info-http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv/2009/07/29/2009-07-29_howard_stern_and_dancing_with_the_stars_host_tom_bergeron_team_up_to_honor_three.htmlHeres the Special- http://www.megaupload.com/?d=KQ5D77ULThought I would post it here, as all cartoonists love the stooges. The Moe Interviews are amazing.
John, I attempted a clean up/construction drawing from the "JETSON You're Fired!" concept drawing you posted earlier. You can see it on my blog here : http://kellytoons.blogspot.com/ I tried very carefully to make it match. Please take a look, and as always, feedback is greatly appreciated :)
Hemlock: "I absolutely loved those comics when I was growing up. It's a shame that there's nothing like that for kids today. And they wonder why comic books are slowly fading away..."I agree - I think the same thing every now and then, usually when I'm at a book store and see the "comic rack" filled with $3.99 comic books. What kid has that kind of money to buy a bunch of comic books?!I am convinced that PART of the reason for the downfall of comics is price. When I was a kid circa 1975, a can of soda was like 20 cents and a comic book was 25 cents... I could get 4 comics for a dollar!! No better value at the time!!I realize the price of paper has gone up tremendously over the years but I really do not think comic books should be selling for more than a buck... if you can buy a People Magazine (larger size, glossy stock, more pages) for $4 then why does a comic book sell for the same amount?..... I don't get it! I worked in publishing for 5 years and I still do not understand this... Can anyone explain this...??
Oh and by the way, I also LOVED this era of Harvey Comics as a kid.......!! Howie Post was an awesome artist and he was one of my top five artistic influences!!!
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