TODAY’S FEATURED ITEMS:
More rare Opper strips from Allan Holtz at The Stripper’s Guide! One particularly interesting item features most of Opper’s characters that were current at that time in one strip… a panel from it can be seen above. See the strips here and here.
Also, another of Mr. Holtz’s wonderful Herriman Saturdays, reprinting some of George Herriman’s extremely rare early editorial cartooning work. This week includes more coverage of the previously mentioned Shriners’ convention.
Another beautiful monstrosity from Jim Woodring.
The Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories Donald Duck 8-pager Gopher Goof-Ups by Carl Barks courtesy of Rodney Bowcock’s Comics & Stories.
A rare, beautifully drawn comic to sell kids shoes by Walt-Kelly-influenced animator Dave Tendlar courtesy of Cartoon Brew.
TODAY’S FEATURED ITEMS:
Top Shelf Comix brings us a fun comic on yard sales, all told in verse, by David Chelsea. Click the image to go there.
The second day of Sundays of Jack Kent’s King Aroo at Cartoon Snap (here’s yesterday’s again). Click the image to go there.
On his new blog called Freshman for Life, my friend Kevin Cannon posts the entire Sloth Force Seven mini-comic he posted the first seven pages of yesterday. You can subscribe to Kevin’s Freshman for Life blog here. Click the image to go there.
Mark Kausler posts some more George Herriman Krazy Kat dailies, among other goodies, on his CatBlog. Click the image to go there.
Finally, another mind-melter from the great Jim Woodring. Click the image to go there.
TODAY’S FEATURED ITEMS:
Too many great items to feature them all this time around… here are some of the highlights…
The ASIFA Hollywood Animation Archive gives us some wonderful examples of (the only cartoonist listed in the dictionary) Rube Goldberg’s Side Show sunday strips, a great hodge-podge of interesting and funny features that was the home for his famous Inventions. Click the above image to go there.
My friend Kevin Cannon brings us the first seven pages of his wonderful new Sloth Force Seven minicomic which I got at FallCon this weekend. Click the above image to view it.
Another marvelous and particularly funny Jim Woodring image. Click the image above to go look at it.
Comicrazys gives us more of the extremely obscure Flip the Frog Annual series. Click the image… you know the routine by now, don’t you?
Here is the Minneapolis Cartoonist Conspiracy Jam from October 2008 that I participated in as usual. Note that anyone can participate… just show up the first Thursday of the month at Diamond’s Coffee Shoppe in Minneapolis with pen in hand. Click the image to download the fairly large pdf (thanks to Kevin Cannon for scanning and posting these!)
Mattias has been on a roll producing amazing illustrations of fantastic buildings… he just completed a series of five particularly fanciful "vehicle" buildings.. Click… image…
More rare Harvey Kurtzman from Those Fabuleous Fifties! Click the above image to go there.
- The Blue Kid’s Hicky Wicky Adventure, part 2
- Saturday’s Almanack
- King of the Cowboys – Wild Horse Bob Crosby
- The Haunted Hunchback
- Superboy #90 (1961)
- Lady of the Black Flag
- Little Nemo 1913-11-23
- Supermans Pal Jimmy Olsen #52 (1961)
- Number 392 Super Mighty Mice
- Mjammie Wednesday Advertising Day.
- Commercial Liner
- Time to Cool Off
- Matthew Kriske’s “Magic Carp” Debuts
- The English Comic Strip
- Une mèche de vos cheveux, Maëstro!
- The Head Man
- Douglas and Duncan: Disturbin’ the Peace
- Batman #52 (1949)
- the Gorgon
- More All-American Art
- Selling a soul
- The Old Man And The Satire Tuesday Newspaper Strip
- Pre-Halloween warmup!
- Freckles – 03/05/1945
- Tumbleweeds by T.K. Ryan
- Madinkbeard – 150 panels of Concrete
- Daily archive Additions – 10/2/08
- Little Nemo 1913-10-26
- Little Nemo 1913-11-02
- The Amulet of Terror
- “You cartoonists are always gagging it up!”
- Freckles – 03/01/1945
- Aim practise
- Big Bad Week- Act VII
- Barks and Hannah’s ‘Madam XX’
- Dan Williams: Private Investigator in the Forbes Case
- SF 4 Me…SEE!
- from Nancy #165, 1959: the evil of Rollo Haveall
- King Aroo Sunday Comic Strip By Jack Kent
- Freckles – 03/03/1945
- Bugs Bunny’s Halloween Trick ‘N’ Treat, #4
- Grant Morrison’s Dr. Who?
- Bay of Gigs Monday Cartoon Day.
- Young, Dora and Brummelisa
- Daily archive Additions – 10/05/08
- Love Puppets #2, part 1
- The origin of Modesty Blaise and Willie Garvin
- Little Nemo 1913-11-09
- Preview video/slideshow: Popeye Vol. 3
- Minneapolis Jam: October 2008
- Horror Holds the Reins
- A Little Piece of Paper!
- Number 390 Dunc and Loo come through I found Dunc and Loo
- Superboy #16 (1951)
- Play songs of love
- Freckles – 03/02/1945
- Flip The Frog Annual: Ruemance 1931
- Woody Woodpecker, from “New Funnies” #108, 1946
- “Jimmy’s Forgotten Girl Friend!”
- The Terrible Tourist (WDCS 248)
- Supermans Pal Jimmy Olsen #44 (1960)
- Halloween Item – Heroin Abuse in Shock and Suspense
- Miss Masque: Ring of Death
- The Wolpire
- Number 391 The scourge of Atlantis Dick Ayers
- s/s Teracotta
- Devil You Know
- Vintage Comics: Läderlappen
- DON’T WAIT UP, MOTHER
- Guest Strip: Will Dinski, Jesse Reklaw
- “Some to-do lists”
- Sloth Force Seven: “Time Travel”
- * Military comics #16 ~ Feb/1943*
- Big Bad Week- Act VI
- Burning Building Comix #1-#3
- *Reed Crandall’s* Blackhawk Crandall’s *first* stint
- More Mother Goose
- Queen Victoria’s Parrot
- *an extra added story by the great* *Reed Crandall*
- * Military Comics #17 ~ March/1943*
- Freckles – 02/28/1945
- Inspired Woman
- Comic Strips: Rube Goldberg’s Side Show
- Heavy Metal Heart, part 3
- Help Us to Die!
- Dodger de Squoil in Up a Tree
- Little Nemo 1913-10-19
- Cadava The Crumbler
- Number 389 Man in the macabre mirror
- the Cord, in color
- The Captain Aero Connections
- Jeaniology Thursday story strip day.
- Big Bad Week- Act V
- Once Again, I’m The King Of Ooops!
- Rag, Tag and Bobtail
- the Cord
- Abandoned Cars online
- Grandfather’s Picture-Books
- Cruikshank’s Comic Strips
- Little Nemo 1913-10-12
- Defense of the West Gate
- The Fighting Yank on Slavers Island
- Pool of the Skeletons
- Daily archive Additions – 10/1/08
- Imitation is the sincerest form…
- Freckles – 02/27/1945
- The secret code: Six letters, starts with ‘B-A-T’
- Meanwhile, in Indie land…
- Flash Gordon
- Flash Gordon
- He’ll Save With A Mighty Hand
- Keep Your Eyes Peeled For This Nice Piece of Recently-Stolen Seth Art
- Billions to Sneeze At
- Little Nemo 1913-10-05
- Fred Basset by Alex Graham
- Not Much
- Superboy #33 (1954)
- The Big Snake
- Colonel Punchy Penguin: Ice Salesman
- Ship Of Evil
- Unspent Love #4
- Number 388 Give Doll Man a great big hand!
- Merchant vessel
- Freckles – 02/26/1945
- Mad Man Wednesday Advertising Day.
- Big Bad Week- Act IV
- The Truth
- Twice daily Chester Brown post
- Big Bad Week- Act III
- The Horror Art Of Dick Ayers!
- Vote Bear
- Smokey The Pectoral Bear Raises Your Children Right
- Séquence initiale töpfferienne
- Freckles – 02/24/1945
- Le nez dedans (1) : C’est dans le nez que ça le chatouille
- La puce, le chien et le(s) maître(s)
- Haunt from the Sea (CONTEST)
- Saturday’s Almanack
- The Fighting Yank: Lo, the Poor Indian
- The Bravest Niño #2, part 3
- Sick x 3
- Secrets of the Batcave, 1968
- Coogy Arf Tuesday newspaper strip Day.
- Odd Bodkins by Dan O’Neill
- Little Nemo 1913-09-28
- Golden Age Dickery – Volton
Here’s a fantastic link for you. Over at Jimland, someone is posting a ton of amazing Jimland Novelties made by the one and only Jim Woodring. Most of these handmade wonders were items fantastically and mysteriously described in the back of various Woodring comics (like the one pictured above). I never got around to sending away for any of them, much to my eternal, wailing regret. These regrets are soothed somewhat by this wonderful online treasure trove.
I’m starting a new “obscure images” series on this blog taking a look at rare artwork by some of my favorite cartoonists on comicartfans.com (as well as some other places that show comic art online). Comicartfans.com is a site that lets users post their artwork they’ve collected into galleries, and there is a lot of awesome stuff collected there… let’s explore together, eh?
Note that this is just intended to provide an overview… searching comicartfans.com will get you some more results (unfortunately I can’t provide a link of the search from comicartfans.com, as there is no unique url provided for a search, but it is easy to type in yourself).
Today let’s see what they have by one of my favorite cartoonists, genius visionary Jim Woodring. Click any of the below images to view the full sized version at comicartfans.com.
Frank pops a jiva.
Painted panel of Frank, Pupshaw and Frank’s Faux Pa.
Whim and Frank and giant pie and ice cream.
A curious landscape.
A highly disturbing image of Frank and a jiva speaking! This is so wrong…
A image that Woodring created for a fan depicting their personal jiva… he used to do this for free. You can see another one here.
Behold the triceratoad!
Woodring’s tight pencils for the first page of his painted Frank story “Peeker.” You can see the rest of the penciled pages for it on comicartfans.com as well: