Friday, 28 August 2015

Same, same, but different

I was reading two different, old issues of Kalle Anka & C:o recently.
Nice reading while having a lazy day in the countryside.


But... two of the stories were not that different. Hmm...
Why use a good plot once if you can do it twice. ;-)








Stories from WDC 166 (1954) and Scamp 16 (1960).
The Pluto story was written by Don Christensen and the Scamp story was probably a re-write by someone else.

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Disney Magazines: The main characters and their background

The 1978 Gutenberghus writers guide to the Disney characters.
Enjoy!








Thursday, 26 February 2015

New storyboards

Seven new storyboards to the cartoon Donald's Nephews has been added to that section of the blog, thanks to the observant Andrea Cara! Thanks!
Click HERE to find the boards.


Tuesday, 27 January 2015

The Housemaid's Knee

This piece was auctioned last sunday on Heritage.


 The description reads: " Donald Duck Partially Inked Daily Comic Strip Original Art (King Features Syndicate, undated)"

Well...
It's quite obvious that this is a badly traced strip, partially inked by an amateur. Not an unfinished KFS strip. Still, someone paid ca $155 for it!
Not a forgery, but not the real deal and practiacally worthless. 

The real February 4, 1955 daily can be seen here: http://coa.inducks.org/story.php?c=YD+55-02-04

Saturday, 20 December 2014

A "new" Russell Patterson painting

Here's something you don't see every day. An unpublished painting by Russell Patterson!
I had never seen or heard about this piece before. But thanks to the owner, Claude Elenewich, I'm happy to show it here on the blog. Thanks, Claude!




Sunday, 30 November 2014

Peg-Leg Pete

Walked past a building on Flower Street in Glendale last Monday.
Seems to be a Peg-Leg Pete fan working there. :-)


Saturday, 29 November 2014

Rare Rabbit

Cough, cough! Home with a cold and feeling all dizzy.
Trying to organize all the files that has been piling up on my desktop into proper folders.
While doing that I found this piece.




It looks like a try-out strip for a never produced daily version of Brer Rabbit/Uncle Remus/Song of the south.
The Uncle Remus sunday page began in 1945 and the contents of this strip is similar to the events in the first of those. See image below. So I assume that this strip was made around that time.



Also: Check out the Pictorial Review cover featuring Brer Rabbit and friends over at the DHI Facebook page by clicking HERE.


Friday, 28 November 2014

The Tenggren Book

Just got my copy of the brand new book on Gustaf Tenggren by Lars Emanuelsson and Oskar Ekman! It's one thick brick of a book. 280 pages!
It chronicles Tenggrens life and features an enormous amount of artwork from his entire career. Lots of stuff I never have seen before. I have yet to read the book, but I just wanted to share my enthusiasm and show you a few spreads from it. As you can see, even if you don't understand a word Swedish you'll want this for the images.













For more info on Tenggren and his art, check out the Tenggren blog!

/Joakim.

What's up?

Notice how slow everything is here.
Updates are far and few between. Why?
I'm currently drawing a graphic novel written by Mårten Melin. And as I'm on a leave of absence from my regular work until next summer I have to finish the book before that. Much is already drawn, but it will still take a few months to finish it up. And I still do Nils the Cat so there's plenty of stuff to be done.
Just in case you wondered.

/J.

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Patterson moved

Hey!
What happened to those Russell Patterson pages that was scheduled to run once a week, some of you might wonder.
Well, they have moved to the Art of Russell Patterson blog. Just click HERE!

Monday, 13 October 2014

Kalle Anka 1962

Today we have a rare gem here at the blog: a Swedish Donald Duck giveaway from 1962. A special publication to attract companies to buy ad space in the Swedish DD weekly. Few fans have actually seen what's inside this one, so it's my pleasure to show it here. Enjoy!