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!
Enjoy!







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

Tothday

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 I'd guess this is an unpublished daily.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/ yahoo.com










Wednesday, 9 July 2014

The Carl Barks Index

Just recieved the Carl Barks index from Kim Weston!
And it's such a massive overload of information on that CD! :)
Just take a look at the screen captures I made below. You'll find info on when Barks submitted the stories, references and cross references and lots of other info listed for every story. And it's fully searchable and you can sort after title, submission date etc making it easy to find whatever you are looking for. Much more handy than a printed book.

There are also plenty of pdf's included where Weston goes into detail on different subjects like unpublished stories and rewritten dialouge.

If you are Barks fan this is something I really recommend that you get.
You can reach Kim at    kpjwest @ aol.com  to order your own copy. (No spaces before and after the @.) Please include "BARKS INDEX" in the subject line of the email.

/Joakim.


Friday, 27 June 2014

Tothday Nightmare

Tothday comes on a Friday this week.
In case you don't follow ComicLink's auctions you might not be aware of this one. An 8 page story called "Nightmare", from ca 1970. Pencilled by Alex Toth and probably written by Gerry Conway.


Nice to see this hidden treasure see the light of day.
Download images to see them in larger format or go to the website of ComicLink.

Fans of Toth should also check out the Facebook group Toth of the Town and the official website of the Alex Toth estate Tothfans.

Firebug finale

European Barks fans probably already have this panel, that appeared first in volume III of the deluxe Carl Barks collection. But, for overseas readers and old timers who are content with their CBL boxes, here's something that you might not have seen before. Geoffrey Blum and Daan Jippes did a great job restoring the final panel of The Firebug to Barks original intentions, having Donald ending up behind bars. Enjoy!

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Mit Luff

Someting quite exceptional...


A hand colored Krazy Kat daily presented to Lee Falk!

PS. I do not own it. Just found it on the interwebs.

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Nils the Cat in B&B 199!

Frequent visitors may have noticed the lack of regular updates the past ...um... year or two...
I havn't been lazy if that's what you think. No, no, no.
I've actually been writing and drawing comics more than before. One of the regular things I do is Nils the Cat (Katten Nils) togheter with my colleauge Johanna Kristiansson. Recently we were asked to do the cover for Bild & Bubbla #199, and last week it arrived!
If you can read Swedish and are interested in comics for kids this issue is something for you.




BTW: Here's my original inking for the cover, before we colored it.

(My layout sketch can be seen HERE, and Johanna's pencils can be seen HERE.)

/Joakim.

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Jimmy Jell-O

Bill Peckman recently shared some of his designs for a never used Jell-O character with me. I thought that more people would enjoy seeing his sketches, so here they are with a few words by Bill himself:

"These xerox copies are of exploratory character designs done over 30 years ago. The character's name was Jimmy Jell-O, he was supposed to be used in TV commercials. I believe the character never went beyond this design stage and never materialized. Designing charcters was one of the real perks of TV advertising in those days. You were able to cut loose and then see which character would make the grade. Hope you'll have as much fun looking at these as I did doing them!"















That's all folks!