Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Painted Cartoon Comic Covers




20 comments:

Gollum! said...

Hi John! I'm a big fan from México; I'm 21 and I read this blog everyday. LAtely I've acquired a pen tablet and I have been practicing my inking in Illustrator with some of your drawings which I wish you could see and gave me your opinion. I just don't know how to send them to you. What do you say? Thanks eniwei; and keep the good work.

Gollum! said...

Hi John! I'm a big fan from México; I recently acquired a pen tablet and started practicing in my inking in Adobe Illustrator based in some of your drawings; I was hoping If you could check them out and tell me your opinion. Thanks and keep the good work!

Roberto Severino said...

These are absolutely marvelous. I love the Donald Duck covers best.

Lohen said...

Beach party, Picnic party... Man, party was a constant during Donald´s lifetime.

HemlockMan said...

Man, those were great days of comic books.

RooniMan said...

I wonder who painted these, theres really nice.

J C Roberts said...

I wonder why the second Porky is wearing a Donald Duck hat?

Alberto Guerrero said...

They are all great.

I see that the artist was really careful to make them look like they had volume.

Paul Penna said...

The "second Porky" is Porky's nephew Cicero, and that's his regular headgear.

Captain Karanga said...

What is the pig from the Big Bad Wolf Silly Symphony doing in the back of the Looney Tunes one at the top?

Sven Hoek said...

Those sure are happy looking covers. Everyone smiling like a 'tard.

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SparkyMK3 said...

Hey John, one of your former employees, Milton Knight, is trying to make a hand drawn cartoon, but needs 10,000$ by Nov. 2 in order for the project to get off the ground. Think you could help him out, or at least promote his project on your blog to get more people to notice it? Heres the link:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1856770979/caprice-teen-of-tomorrow-wondrous-drawn-animation

By the way, what do you think of Twisted Tales of Felix and Adventures of Sonic? Did you know Ed Love did some animation for the un-aired pilot of the latter show? (link below)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EZ54vXrcVU

Juz Capes said...

A Disney Article that might be of interest...

Isaak said...

It's got martial arts, grittiness.

http://blog.moviefone.com/2010/09/29/snow-white-adaptation-dark/

All it is missing is tude.

Mr. K, please make your film soon so this nonsense can end.

Trevor Thompson said...

Why are there two Porkys? And why does he have on Donald's hat?

Is that the hat that characters sport if they don't wear pants?

Paul Penna said...

Adding to my previous comment in which I explained who the "second Porky" was, Cicero was mainly a comic book character, one of those nephews every major character seemed to have back then. Anyway, that's why I was familiar with him, but apparently he also popped up in Little Golden Books, coloring books and even a record. His Donald Duck-like sailor hat is a holdover from an earlier version of the character who wore a complete sailor suit.

Vincent O. Moh said...

Speaking of old picture books, what do you think of the Toy Story 3 picture book covers? They look Hanna Barbera-ish to me:
*http://www.reviewstl.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/Toy-Story-3-Toy-Trouble-Book-Cover-Art.jpg
*http://www.reviewstl.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/TOY-STORY-3_Little-Golden-Book.jpg

Vincent O. Moh said...

And here are more pages from one Toy Story Golden Book: http://lattaland.com/2010/06/toy-story-3-little-golden-book/

As I said in the previous post, I like the retro style that the artist adopted

Michael Sporn said...

This post sent a wonderful chill up my back. I remember owning each and every one of these comics when I was a kid. They lay like dormant bits of genius in the recesses of my mind for some fifty years. Thanks for waking them up this morning.