Thursday, 17 October 2013

Sleeping Beauties

UPDATE: Just learned that this story and several other WDToCT stories are reprinted in the second Mickey Mouse sundays volume. Check it out HERE.

 While shuffling paper in my archive I found a small set of sunday pages called "Walt Disney's Treasury of Classic Tales". And a treasure they are!
Scripted by Floyd Gottfredson and drawn by Julius Svendsen, the story of Sleeping Beauty ran from August to December 1958.
I checked and it turned out they have never been reprinted in english! So here are a few pages from the end of the story. Enjoy!

BTW: The Treasury of Classic Tales are an overlooked part of the Disney newspaper comics legacy. Spanning from the Robin Hood story drawn by Jesse Marsh (!) in 1952* to early 1987! Art for the first ten years was made by a bunch of really talented guys: Manuel Gonzales, Bill Wright, Ken Hultgren, Floyd Gottfredson, Dick Moores and the above mentioned Marsh & Svendsen! What a line up!

(*There were actually two sunday stories in 1950 and 1951 that usually are sorted as Silly Symphonies, even though the SS sundays had ended years before. I'd say those are "prequels" to the ToCT title. )


Chris Sobieniak said...

Neat they kept the strip going that long into the 80's.

Unknown said...

The sleeping beauty story has never been published in Italy.
A pity.

Ger Apeldoorn said...

I just came across the same strip in 1952 - with Robin Hood by Mash. I assumed it had been reprinted, but maybe I should have another look.

Joakim Gunnarsson said...

Ger: The Robin Hood story has never been reprinted in the states. But several times in the Netherlands. :)