Saturday, January 29, 2011

Jim Tyer Comic

Mykal Posts a lot of great old comics and here're some previews of a story from "Ha Ha" featuring your favorite Jim Tyer character, Pete the Parrot.
I wonder how Tyer developed this drawing style?
It's so unique - and a more elaborate variation of his animation style.

This issue of "Ha Ha also features a black and white page of a Dan Gordon comic.


Steven M. said...


Raff said...

>> I wonder how Tyer developed this drawing style? <<

Two prominent influences I see: Freddy Moore and Theodor Seuss Geisel.

Dr. Seuss is a whole topic unto himself.

HemlockMan said...

That cat who hugged the porcupine will die. Those quills are barbed and will just work themselves further and further into the body until they hit vital organs.

Trevor Thompson said...

He worked Tyrelessly.

Sly said...

Ahahaha these are awesome. I love how the guns squish into their noses.

Rothello said...

the hands on those Tyer panels are fantastic.

Stone said...

I wonder if Tyer was a fan of Lyonel Feininger. His style looks like a mix of that plus what was being done in animation at the time.

SoleilSmile said...

Hi John,
I just wanted to pass on some encouragement, It's amazing. Of all the studios I've worked for, my students are always the most impressed with 45 days I spent at Spumco.

That means YOU have still got it, Mr. K. You have not been out-moded by the contemporary cartoon target market. I truly hope one of your properties is greenl-lit soon!



kurtwil said...

Tyer fans can see his contributions in the 60's FELIX THE CAT GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY EDITION ("Gold Car and County Fair" and "Felix the Cat Suit", among others). Tyer's animation, limited as it is, spices things up with some whacky, unexpected posing and numerous shrink takes. The Non-Tyer Felixes, by comparison, prove utterly lifeless.