Saturday, October 02, 2010

Comic Cover Paintings



18 comments:

Roberto Severino said...

I wonder who painted and drew the last cover. It's really lovely.

Rooniman said...

Really good color.

Isaak said...

John, here are some pictures of an Avatar episode. I am not trained in animation so am probably wrong, but they look good to me. What do you think?

Of course that was the case with Beauty and the Beast, and after reading you, I relooked at the trailers and can't believe the film didn't even try to echo the skill of films past.

http://agonybooth.com/tv/Avatar_The_Last_Airbender/The_Great_Divide_S01E11.aspx

top cat james said...

Okay, I recognize Pablo Penguin and the Flying Gauchito from "The Three Caballeros", and Bongo from "Fun and Fancy Free", but who is the little Indian girl? Just a random character?

David Gale said...

They had so much better taste in colour and texture back then!

JohnK said...

Just curious, Isaak.

Why are you asking me about modern shows? I have never see that Avatar thing. Looks like regular stock anime to me.

No disrespect meant...

Isaak said...

It is okay.

I trust your judgment. I am just interested if modern shows can approach the glory of yesteryear. Too bad about the lack of stadards nowadays. Also, it is disappointing that shows of your caliber and of Looney Tunes aren't around.

On a brighter note, you wrote that the Nine Old Men had superhuman skill. Do you believe they had more skill than Clampett?

Also, speaking of modern animation, how is your film going? That will be a must-see.

Isaak said...

Also, to drift off "modern," what do you think of the Tootsie Rolls commercial? It looks very professional, and has an honesty (childhood curiousity) that no animated film I saw seems to match.

I love the animation at the end, because it looks like the person worked hard at making it "realistic" without having to use CGI.

Now that you are here, how much IS Muddy Mudskipper like Bakishi.

P.S.: I love the covers.

Paul Penna said...

Having painted covers on the Giants just added to their "Wow, this is gonna be great!" factor.

Oscar Grillo said...

For me the Tom and Jerry is absolutley superb, the other two are made by people who just went through the motions.

Lohen said...

Love it!

HemlockMan said...

When I was a kid I had huge stacks of most of the Dell Giants. Just top-notch wonderful kids comics. I really miss them.

Isaak said...

Of course Clampett was brilliant, I just mean, of those two luminaries, do you believe either one is a touch better with skills.

Thank you

A.M.Bush said...

oh i love them, they're so cute.

Isaac said...

Isaak, what strange questions you ask! Was Clampett more skilled than the Nine Old Men... Was Beethoven more skilled than Mozart? You can't compare skill that way, there aren't any tests or grades you can compare. They were all highly skilled professionals, which is more than you can say about most animators today.

Erik B said...

Isaac is right, the one artist is not the other. For example like Chuck Jones who's animations are more based on style and has e very different aproach to animation than Bob Clampet, who focuses more on the movements and acting of his characters. These are two diffrent people who where very good at what they did. Difficult to compare, its fot you to decide who's you're faforite.


But to bad you don't watch todays animation talents John, because there good animators around. Ofcourse i am not talking about the crap they show on nickelodeon and disney channel

Isaak said...

You are right. When I start to think of it, rankings seem to be pointless. Too bad today, only one of these geniuses is represented on DVD, when both should.

You won't get any argument from me either Clampett or the Nine Old Men have much of a competition today.

Jeff M said...

I love goofy in that Summer Fun cover.