I can see why you hated George Peed as a kid, John. I had a book illustrated by him and voiced on a tape by Mel Blanc in a story where Bugs takes the place as new pet for Sylvester and he and Tweety try to frame him so Granny will get rid of him.Anyway, I hated his drawings too as a kid, and I still do. Unlike Gene Deitch, whose Tom and Jerrys I hated as a kid, but now love. What is it about Peed's drawings that made you change your mind?
Studieshttp://voodoochild9.blogspot.com/2009/11/more-studies-plus-re-do.htmlSorry for the self-loathing crap I put at the bottom, I was in a bad mood.
Not related, but I just wanted to bow to Daws Butler whose birthday is today 11/16. What a prolific voice actor!
Peed's stuff to me looks like he got half his money up-front and spent it on a sheet of acid, then he started drawing. The back cover with "4 stories" on it seems to have been drawn by his buddy that he dropped the acid with. I see no other explanation for anyone thinking those were "stories" or "comics." In the first one, Popeye notices after eating spinach that his space ship is out of fuel. Bluto gets taken as a love slave by an amorous male alien. Then Popeye flies away, even though he had no fuel. Maybe it's funny if you're tripping. In the second one (my personal favorite), Popeye is as sad as a hippie over all the pollution on our lovely planet. He takes acid and imagines he is wearing a form-fitting pollution-fighting outfit, and gives Bluto some of his acid. Then in the third panel, both of them trip out and imagine that there is no pollution. If Segar hadn't already been dead, he'd have shot himself in the head when he saw this. Yet I really enjoy it in a strange way I can't explain.
Hey John! Here's two more! and this time I added the story drawing you did...Here CHeers pal!:)
PS: I believe he liked to be credited as George C. Peed.
In that 2nd image, Popeye looks off model but Sweet Pea and Olive Oil pretty much look on model! Sorry this is off topic but on Sunday I was channel surfing and turned on Cartoon Network and they had a Looney Tunes marathon on! Unfortunately I didn't get to see too much of it, but they are gonna have them on now at 11 in the morning Monday through Friday.
There's a certain amount of appeal with these drawings. Modern renderings have tainted me I guess. Here are a couple of Preston Blair drawings I did. Could you check them out and tell me what you think? Preston's Wolf And FoxThanks!
Popeye, in the flesh!
Hey, John, I don't know if anybody's already mentioned this but lately when I visit your blog my firewall/antivirus says it's blocked acces to a malicious site at "nextgirl.cn/promo/index.php".Must be an ad? Don't know if you can do anything about it though. Hopefully nobody's caught a nasty virus off it.
I love Popeye's cheesy grin in the first image.
Wonderfully off-model! Quick, get it to some trendy Art Gallery!!
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