Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Pure Cartoon Genius

Scribner is that rare combination of great animator and cartoonist.This looks like a Johnny Hart expression!

13 comments:

Rooniman said...

Holy crap, thats some nasty grimaces Elmer is making.

It definatley looks like something from the mind of Johnny Hart.

stefiecakes said...

I must say these screenshots are quite inspiring. I'm a klutz at animating for the moment, but all your posts are quite helpful! Thank a lot and keep the awesome coming!!!

Elana Pritchard said...

Pure sweetness.

cartoonretro said...

That's beautiful. I wish Scribner had gone to work for Avery instead of McKimson after Clampett left. Or any other director that would've appreciated his gifts.
Shane

Roberto Severino said...

These drawings just keep betting better and better. Who knew Scribner could do so much with the 50s UPA style. It's all very inspiring.

Peggy said...

oh my god those drawings are so awesomely dumbtarded

HemlockMan said...

Wow! I've never seen Elmer handled in that way! (I have no recollection at all of this commercial.)

BENJ said...

Woah!
Great stuff John.
Thanks for sharing!

J C Roberts said...

The last frame looks a bit like an early Don Martin expression (without his signature head shape, though).

A real golden age of commercial animation. Well established characters could still be played around with by the artists instead of being tightly controlled and on model like a corporate logo.

It's a pity the market researches don't realize the audience can tell when it looks like they actually had fun designing the animation in a commercial and that it gets your attention more than the smoothly generic and polished look they're so fond of.

Rothello said...

Holy moly those facial expressions are brilliantly funny.

Mitch K said...

These drawings are incredible! I'd love to see this commercial.

Alberto said...

whoa... those last elmer poses are somthin' else!

Paul B said...

WOW!!!

AWESOME APPEALING DRAWINGS!!

I Love the ink too, really help to stand out the drawings.

Where we can see the commercial, John?