Monday, September 13, 2010

The Non-Terrytoons Jim Tyer Style

Boy, they weren't kidding.
I like this other drawing style Tyer used in his early comics.
It'd sure be interesting to know how he came up with it.
Looks sort of like a combination of Milt Gross and Dr. Seuss.
The first couple Terrytoons he animated on look sort of like this. There's a Mighty Mouse story that takes place at a circus that has unbelievably cool detailed animation by Jim Tyer. -about 1947.


RooniMan said...

Jim Tyer never ceases to amaze me.

Anonymous said...

Jim Tyer is personally one of my favorite cartoonists and animators. The comic practically speaks for itself! Thanks to ComicCrazys for posting this awesome stuff.

Shawn Dickinson said...

Awesome! Cartoony!

Are there any collection books reprinting Jim Tyer's comics? I'd eat that crap up!

zmerrill said...

"Jim Tyer never ceases to amaze me."


Elana Pritchard said...

John, you must see my new comic! You will love it! (I think)

Think of it as a late birthday present :)

birthday surprises for all

We Do Better said...

I'm impressed, really. It's great work.

Naomi said...

I'd like to see the Popeyes he worked on

HemlockMan said...

What a weird style! Yep, the combo suggestion makes sense. Lots of Seuss influence is obvious there.

His work is something that takes a second or third look to appreciate. It doesn't grab me the way some other cartoon stuff did when I was a kid.

thomas said...

the full pages are really great. nice color. I guess the Seuss similarities are there. Who came first?

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Hope you like it!



kurtwil said...

Nice stuff to see - very interesting about Jim Tyer's other career.

BTW, for those digitally archiving comics, be __very__ careful about using compression! Those video algorithms used for (and which can ruin) DVD's are nearly identical to JPEG compression, which, if turned up, will tile/wipe out small details and jag up/eat into the lines.
For the technically inclined, do a lossless save of your fave art, then a compressed save, and use difference mode in Photoshop or equivalent paint program to compare lossless .vs. your compression choice. That way you can see what's going away with compression.