Thursday, 25 August 2011

Caniff Class Artwork

This piece was sold on eBay a few days ago.

At $143.50 it was a steal for the lucky winner.
If it's a real Caniff, that is. The piece is unsigned and here's what the seller wrote:

"[...] a MILT CANIFF Original STEVE CANYON Drawing Pencil & Ink. The guy that I got this from said that Milt Caniff drew and inked it as an example in his art class. Measures 8 1/2" x 11".

 Could be the real deal or a darn good copy of an original Caniff piece. Guess that's why it didn't fetch more. A beautiful and iconic piece none the less.

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Horseface Klotz by DeBeck

It's saturday and I'm relaxing in the kitchen with my girlfriend. Both of us are working on our computers and our cat is watching us. On the stereo: Veronica Maggio.

Have been reading and scanning Barney Google dailies by the great Billy DeBeck for the past month and I thought I'd share some raw scans with you. Let's begin with taking a look at one of the forgotten characters: Horseface Klotz. 

He first appeared in the Barney Google strip in 1928 and was a part of the cast for the next two years. When Snuffy appeared in 1934 the likes of him, Sunshine and Sully were quickly forgotten.
Here are the first Klotz dailies from August 1928. (He had been mentioned, but not seen previously.) Enjoy!

PS. If you got Barney Google strips for sale I still have some gaps in my vast collection of BG dailies. Just drop me a mail. Or if you want to trade, I have thousands of BG dailies to trade with.

Friday, 19 August 2011

T&J #84 question

A quick question to Tom & Jerry /Harvey Eisenberg fans with access to T&J #84.
Does the artwork look like this on page 8 in the comic book, or is it just the set of proofs I got?
The same wobbly effect appears on page 9 too.

(If it looks good in the comic book I'd be happy someone could help me with scans in 600 dpi, color of those two pages.)