Friday, 28 December 2007


While best known for his illustration work during the 20's and 30's Russell Patterson made a few attempts as a comic artist. During the early 50's he did the sunday page Mamie. It's not as well drawn as his earlier stuff but it's fun to see him trying his hand at this art form. He also tried to sell a daily strip of wich a few examples are known to survive. Does any of you have examples? Please feel free to drop me a line. I'm interested in copies (Trading or buying) and buying original art from it.

Anyway, here are two season themed sundays from 1950, thanks to Andrew Pepoy who supplied me with color copies a few years ago.

Friday, 21 December 2007

Merry x-mas!

The blog will take a nap while I'm on holiday.
Meanwhile, here's Egmonts christmas card for this year. Drawn by Wanda Gattino, one of my favourite contemporary Disney artists that works for Egmont.

Happy holidays to you all!


Thursday, 20 December 2007

Li'l Wolf and Cut

What it might have looked like. :)

This is just a rough edit. (I havn't recieved the actual art yet.) But I stripped the colors out of a panel in WDC 137 and inserted it. I have to admit that the split panel looks a bit odd. Maybe it was two panels originally? Guess we'll never know.

Sunday, 16 December 2007

Gil Bad Wolf

Guess I'll have to eat canned beans for a month now.
Why, you might ask.
Because... I just bought this beauty. :)

This is rarer than a sand storm on the north pole. A cut page by Li'l Bad Wolf artist Gil Turner. (If you are an animation fan you might also have heard his name before. )
But... from wich issue was this cut? I've checked all Swedish issues of Kalle Anka & C:o between 1948 and 1960 and it doesn't seem to fit anywere. So I guess it's not from a WDC & S but from a four color or some other special. The style looks like early/mid 50's. Any wolf expert out there? ( David: I'm pointing at you. ;) )

Damn, this turned out to be a Disney post anyway...
It's now 21:15 in sweden and I have a cold and I'm tired. I'll soon leave the studio and head home for bed. Maybe for an episode of CSI Season 2 before I turn to sleep.
IF I can sleep at all knowing that a Gil Turner page soon will be on its way to my flat. :)
(Yeeees I know, I'm still a child at heart.)

More Bo Michanek

Got some requests for more of Bo Michanek artwork. So here are some pieces made for the holidays in the late 70's or early 80's. All scanned from copies of old reprocopies.
I'm not sure where they were used. As X-mas cards in the weekly? For the book club?
And look at the third drawing. Am I the only one who doesn't get the joke? I'm just as puzzled as the nephews...

There are plenty of sketches and rare artwork by Bo coming up in the next volume of "BAMSE-biblioteket" here in Sweden. Naturally the focus is on his Bamse years, but the article (by Simon Bülow) will cover his entire career.

Hmm... I'd better post something else next time or this will turn in to a Disney-blog...
Myself I'm having a cold (Not a terrible one, just a mild one) and I should write the next episode of Emma & Sara so Hedvig has something to rough before she leaves for the holidays. Hegh-ho, back to work I go...

Tuesday, 11 December 2007

Disney in the Post

Here are a series of photos taken from the October 31, 1953 issue of Saturday Evening Post. (They accompanied Jack Alexanders "The Amazing Story of Walt Disney" part 1.)
Dunno if they are available on the net or in any book?

Some photos

While you are waiting for me to scan those Saturday Evening Post Disney photos here are a few others.
(Recently found on that marvelous site eBay. )

First a nice and rare shot of EC Segar dated 11/11/35.

Then two of Milton Caniff from January 1947 that was taken to tie in with the release of Steve Canyon.

Saturday, 8 December 2007

Mickey AND Oswald 1935

This just caught my eyes::

Submitted to the Disney History blog by Jim Korkis. It sure looks like Floyd Gottfredson inked by Ted Thwaites to me.
What ha find!!!

Snuffy on the moon

I just visited the Comics Journal website to look for the issue with Barney Google strips. But they listed both #274 and 277 as the issue with the Google strips.
Does anyone have them and can confirm that both have Barney Google? Or is it just one of them?

While at the Google topic: Here's Fred Lasswells entry in the 1946 KFS book!

Tuesday, 4 December 2007

Rare Russell

Here's a rare and unusual item by Russell Patterson from Swedish weekly Hemmets Veckotidning. I found this photostated page in a comicshop a few years ago. "Med Rita på Florida" translates to "With Rita on Florida". (Yes, the grammar is wrong. I know.) The published piece was most likely in color and from a 1930's (?) issue. The right corner has a "To be continued in the next issue." notice. Anyone with more info on this page? American title?

And that Watters... Eh, I mean Wattafake sold for $632. Just in case you wondered.

Monday, 3 December 2007

eBay stuff

Have been busy lately so time hasn't permitted me to post much stuff from my own files.
But here are a few nice and rare things I found while checking eBay. I think you'll enjoy seeing them.

First out is a vintage Mickey Mouse drawing. I wonder who E.F. Hemmings was.

Then we have a super rare WDC&S subscribers premium:

And, oh, how I want this coloring book! Anyone who's got it? Some of the pieces ought to be reprinted in the Floyd Gottfredson library, so if you have a copy and want to help out: please let me or the editors at Gemstone know.

And to round off this post here's a drawing that's up for auction right now! The bidding has now passed $200 for this original drawing by Bill Wattafake.

Saturday, 1 December 2007

Silly and XXX stuff

Nudity alert.
You have been warned now.

A few years ago I drew a standard cute naked girl on a sheet of paper. The result looked like this.

Kinda cute dont you think? But I thought to myself: How many times before have I done this? Why not do something I havn' t done before. What if I should do a naked boy in the same manner as I do cute naked girls. And as I started to sketch a "story" began to take shape in my mind. Why not make a superhero out of this guy. Needless to say I never did any actual comics with this character. What you see here is all I ever did with him.

His name "Snoppo" can be translated into "Dicko" and the text on the first drawing reads: "Weakness: If Dicko gets a boner he loses his superpowers." Just like the small kid in the french Peyo stories who loses his poweres when he gets a cold. :)
And now, If you are sensitive about nudity or extremely big dicks I must ask you to cover your eyes. Otherwise enjoy. :)

Beeing influenced by Manga when I did these drawings I used Japanese language in this pic. I think it means "Pow".
Now, enough of nudity for today...

Here are some other drawings I found next to these dirty ones.
The second is actually a prelim to what eventually evolved into the final drawing below. Don't ask me how my thought process works but it does. At least some times... (The drawings below are all dated october 2005 except the first wich is from 2004.)

Thursday, 29 November 2007


I just got my copy if the new Arf book - Clean Cartoonists Dirty Drawings.
It's chock filled with gorgeous artwork and dirty stuff by some of the greatest cartoonists from the past 100 years.
Do I have to mention that I love it? :)

Here's what Last Gasp writes about the book:
By day their cartoon creations included Mickey Mouse, Superman, Beetle Bailey, Betty and Veronica, Wonder Woman, Batman, Charlie Brown, and the Cat in the Hat. But when night fell, they abandoned their pursuit of heroic deeds and good clean fun to draw the risque -- slinging ink to make kink. Collected in this volume for the first time are scores of rare, previously suppressed, underground sketches by mainstream cartoonists: Carl "Donald Duck" Barks, Steve "Spider-Man" Ditko, Otto "The New Yorker" Saglow, Chuck "Bugs Bunny" Jones, Alex Toth, Walt Kelly, Johnny Hart, Dave Berg, Syd Hoff, Ernie Bushmiller, George Herriman, Rube Goldberg, Will Eisner, Sergio Aragones, Lynn Johnston, and many more artists. These cartoons will shock and amuse you with their sexy strays from the straight and narrow! Includes a revealing foreword by underground legend R. Crumb. Mostly b&w, some color.

This special limited edition of 300 has 16 extra pages, and is signed and numbered by editor Craig Yoe and cover artist Dean Yeagle. Hardbound.

The book contains mostly artwork reproduced large with short biographical entries abuot the artists.
At some places I wish the author would have mentioned were the art was published or what it was intended for. But for the most part the art speaks for itself. A few pieces has bad reproduction, but I guess the scource material wasn't the best. The majority is reproduced crisp and clear and many straight from original art.
The only artist that was a bit dissapointing was Fred Moores entry. I know there are plenty of his good girl art out there, but here we get some common pics enlarged from the Illusion of Life book. I hope there will be more and rarer Moore work in the follow up book. There's also a regular softcover edition of this book. But then you'll miss Dean Yeagled cover pictured above.

With that said I urge you all to get it. Especially if you, like me, like brilliant cartoonists and dirty stuff.

Arf! Arf!

Coming up soon:
The dark side of Joakim. The dirty artwork from the hidden files of yours truly.
You have been warned...

Sunday, 25 November 2007

Enchanted etc

That not-by-Barks drawing ended at $153.59. Not too bad for a piece of paper with a badly traced duck on it...
I really hope the buyer bought it because he or she likes the drawing of Scrooge and not because Barks name was on it.

To end the weekend with some fun stuff, I bet you all know that Disney's Enchanted premiered. If you havn't seen the trailer you should. And ta-da here it is. :)

And here's the music video with some animation created especially for it. Enjoy!

More from Hedvig

Saw these on Hedvigs drawing board a few minutes ago and with her kind permission I hereby put them on the blog. Enjoy!
(If you wonder what these are for, just scroll down and you'll see.)

Now I shall have some lunch (Having spent an hour at the gym I'm really, really hungry now.) and then I'll check how much that Scrooge letter went for... :)

Saturday, 24 November 2007

Ray Moore and "Barks"

Here's the follow up to Lee Falks bio earlier this week: Ray Moore. The first artist that drew the Phantom strip.
Hmm... I don't know if this has been reprinted in the Scandinavian Phantom books. Maybe it should be? Germund: If you want to use it, just let me know.

Some of you might have noticed this signed first day of issue letter that's currently for sale on eBay. ($94 right now.)
It's signed "Carl Barks" and has a drawing of Uncle Scrooge on it.
If it had been described and sold as a drawing of Uncle Scrooge on a letter only, I'd have had no problem with it. But this... well, just take a look at the model sheet below that features actual artwork by the great Barks and you'll see what I mean.

Anyway, it will be interesting to see how much it sells for. Only 8 hours left.

PS. If you like this blog please link to it from your website or your own blog. And spread the word about it on mailing lists and forums. It's always fun when you know that there's an audience out there. :)

David Nethery

Need some weekend internet surf tips? Check out David Netherys two excellent blogs featuring his own work and animation related stuff. Links can be found on his equally excellent website. Enjoy!

(I took the liberty of snatching this cute bunny from one of his blogs. Can you draw a bunny more cuddly?)

If you still need more great stuff, just follow the rest of the links in the "Other stuff you'll like" list to the right. :)

Now I'll finish my red bull energy drink and then the "Emma and Sara" page I'm working on. Then I'll just draw for fun the rest of the day. :)

Have a nice weekend!

Friday, 23 November 2007

Jippes and Watterson

Click here for some beautiful Asterix covers by the great Daan Jippes!

Will try to do two more KFS bios also this weekend. Stay tuned.
In the meantime, here's a rare pic of no other than Bill Watterson. Not too many of those around. This one is from the 1980 Kenyon College Yearbook.