Thursday, 6 November 2014

Patterson moved

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!

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Rare Moomin

Just found this Moomin artwork. I've never seen it before, so I guess it's pretty rare? It was a loose supplement to an issue of Lajban (a Swedish paper for kids) in 1970. Guess most of these were cut up and played with back in the days, so I'm thankful that at least one kid ditn't bother to play with it. :-)  Signed by both Tove and Lars. Enjoy!

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Snow Fake

Just caught this on-line. Its estimated to fetch 1 200,00 - 1 600,00 USD. The auction house has just closed it's website bidding so it's too late to do something about it, besides posting the image below. 

"Original Concept Art for Christmas Card, 1938 titled "Snow White, The Seven Dwarfs and Forest Animals. Image approx. 9" x 6". Comes with COA from Great American Ink"

Just compare with the real deal, drawn by Fred Moore.  (Image taken from Andreas Deja's site: Deja View.)

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Autumn soundtrack

Currently playing on my stereo:

Damon Albarn - Everyday Robots

Lily Allen - Sheezus

Morrissey - World Peace is None of your Business

+ the additional mix of James Murphy (LCD Sound System) and Gorillaz live performances on YouTube.

Patterson Weekly - 7

Wings of Love, January 5, 1930.

+ Bonus.
An old copy of the Swedish version published in Hemmets Veckotidning: "Med Rita på Florida"

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Patterson Weekly – 4

Wings of Love. November 24, 1929.
To be continued ...

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Roy Rogers by Toth

Here's a gem that I picked up recently. A 1961 Roy Rogers sunday page drawn by Alex Toth!

Question: How many sundays did Toth ghost for Mike Arens? Would love to see the rest.

Want to see the dailies he ghosted? Check them out by clicking HERE!
Thanks Ger!

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Patterson Weekly – 3

Wings of Love
November 17, 1929

To be continued ...

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Patterson Weekly – 2

Wings of Love
November 10, 1929
To be continued ...

Sunday, 3 August 2014


For info in new Alex Toth releases, scans of original art and Toth discussions etc: check out Toth of The Town on Facebook!

Coming soon:

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Patterson Weekly - 1

Beginning now and for almost a year I'll post photos of the covers Russell Patterson made for weekly newspaper supplements. All from my own collection.
Ranging from 1929 to 1942 it's not even close to a complete run, but still... Scanning and restoring these huge sheets will unfortunately take too long time, but I want to give people a chance to see these fairly rare pages. And I figure that these photos is better than nothing. Right?
Updates will, hopefully, be weekly. I hope you enjoy.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Dailies x 3

My friend and colleauge Germund got a few nice dailies for sale.
One Frank Roberge Mrs. Fitz's Flats daily with a Bat-theme.
A Buz Sawyer daily by Schlensker and Granberry from 1980. Late in the run, but I've actually seen fewer of these than I've seen originals by Crane.
And then a "Mystery strip" by Al Wenzel called "The Hackers". It's numbered #13 in the top right corner and lacks a copyright stripe. I'd guess this is an unpublished daily.
If you are interested in any or all of these: please mail Germund at germund_vw /at/