Thursday, 28 June 2012

Public service...

Since this page was bumped off the recent Swedish and Danish editions of the Scandinavian Donald Duck Weekly, by an italian soccer story, I feel that's it's not more than fair to post it here.
Story and art by Daan Jippes. Enjoy!

More stuff from Holland coming soon...

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Coming soon...

And speaking of "coming soon": I heard yesterday that advance copies of the Buck O'Rue book by Paul Murry and Dick Huemer has been shipped from Classic Comics Press! :)

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Close-up, part II

Time for an early piece by Dick Moores of Gasoline Alley fame.
This is a "Windy and Paddles" daily, the strip that followed in the footsteps of his Jim Hardy. 
This strip might not be everyones favourite, but look at the inking,
just look at the inking...
Lots of contrast between the different types of shading. And a nice use of black spaces. He sure knew what he was doing.

Shortly after this Moores joined the Walt Disney studio were he worked at the Comic Strip Department.  And this strip once belonged to one of his colleagues there: Bill Wright.
How do I know that? Just take a look at the back of the original art. :)

Watch out for the first volume of Dick Moores Gasoline Alley coming from IDW this fall!

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Close-up, Part I

Over the years I have gathered a lot of original art for inspiration, and to study how my favourite artists worked/works. So why not share it with other people by scanning it in color, in high resolution so that the fine details can be seen?
Let's begin with a 1967 Bob Lubbers/Bob Lewis X-9 daily from Bob's final episode, before Goodwin and Williamson took over the strip. Enjoy!
(Click on the images to super size them.)

And a bonus: Two sketches from the back of the strip.

PS. While you are waiting for the next post in this series, here's another daily posted in 2010:
Frank Robbins 1969

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Robin Malone 1970

Have picked up a lot of Robin Malone dailies by Bob Lubbers lately. All from 1969 - 1970.
Just thought I should give those of you who never have seen the final RM adventure a taste of it. Enjoy!