Sunday 30 January 2011

Live action "Up" from 1965

This is just too good to not be re-posted here.

(Thanks to Cartoonbrew. To see it on YouTube, click HERE.)

Wednesday 26 January 2011

Schjerfbeck 1945

Beeing a fan of Helene Schjerfbeck's art (Who isn't?) I was thrilled to see a piece on the Swedish version of Antiques Roadshow, Antikrundan.
It turned out to be a painting from 1945 that I've never seen before.
Bought a long time ago and never re-sold.
I just had to make a few screen grabs of it. Enjoy!

And while I'm at it, here are af few more seldom seen pieces:
 The above image was found on Bosses blogg.

What A Nerve!  1967
Hmm... The last one isn't a Schjerfbeck but a Barks.
Kinda cute anyway.

Monday 24 January 2011

Kley and Fawcett

Got the following news from Ulrich Merkl:
"From Feb. 17 to May 1 there will be a wonderful Heinrich KLEY exhibition in München/Germany:

It has been curated by world’s no.1 KLEY expert Alexander Kunkel, author of this brand-new & definitive KLEY biography:
Apart from more than one hundred original KLEY drawings, you’ll also find selected top pieces by Klinger, Stuck, Kubin, various Simplicissimus artists, and artwork from Disney cartoons.
There will be a catalog with 120 colour illustrations (25 Euros).
Please spread the word about this wonderful effort!"

And from Bill Peckmann I got the word that Manuel Auads Robert Fawcett book is hot off the presses!
This is a book I personally have been waiting for. Can't wait to get it!

Check out at

Sunday 16 January 2011

Puzzle VIII - The Answer

Finally, here's the answer to the puzzle.
Guess this one's for the harcore Barks fans only. ;)

It all began with an auction on eBay earlier this winter.
The seller offered this drawing for sale:

An unpublished cover rough by Carl Barks! The father of the seller had gotten it from Barks in the 70's.

Notice the circled X on the drawing. I'd say that it means the idea was sold or at least approved by / or sent to Western. Now, there never was any cover like this during the late 50's or early 60's. (The gag covers ended with US 44 so it was most likely made before that. And the proportions of Scrooge also looks like the late 50's/early 60's era.) I guess he felt the gag was too weak or hard to get and filed it away.

But what if Barks had finished the drawing and it had appeared on a cover in 1959?

I took Barks layout and made a finished ink drawing based on it.
Then I scanned the cover of US 28 and used the logo from that cover.

I used the colors from US 28 and added them to the new one.

And finally I did some photoshop magic to make it look old. :)

 Thanks for the feedback I got on this one. I got some good guesses from people all over the world, but Are was the only one who guessed 100% right.
I had some fun doing this this puzzle of "The Barks Cover that Never Was" and I hope you have enjoyed it too.


Wednesday 12 January 2011

Puzzle VII

Just got the right answer from Are Myklebust!
He guessed the exact right answer. Well done!
Other people have been giving me some good guesses,
but Are really nailed it.

Before letting the rest of you know, here are the two final pieces.


The answer will follow later this week.

Tuesday 11 January 2011

Puzzle Pt VI

Two more pieces!

Now, there are only two pieces left after these two.
I have to admit it's almost impossible to figure out what the right answer is.
A clue: Sold on eBay a while ago.
(Doesn't mean that this actual item was sold on eBay, though. But if you saw the eBay item, the clue will hopefully lead your thoughts in the right direction. )
If you just want to guess, feel free to do so. The original art cataloge will be given to the one with the best guess, if no one gives the right answer. (If you want to submit your guess privately please mail me at: sekvenskonst at )

Monday 10 January 2011

? by Gottfredson

Ah! Found the li'l rascal hiding in my drawers.
Here we have the drawing by Floyd Gottfredson I mentioned in the previous post.

I don't know the name of this character. Maybe someone can help out?
This was saved next to a folded Skippy sunday from Sept 1, 1935. That sunday features the character, but not this exact pose.

And speaking of Skippy, the release of Skippy vs the mob seems to be an interesting one! Have to check it out!

Saturday 8 January 2011


Some great, great poses on this Skippy page by Percy Crosby.
Just look at how Crosby handles his crow quill.
How he's twisting Skippy's body in a dynamic way.
Strong confident lines filled with ink and action. Me like!

The sample above is taken from Life, April 16, 1925.
More on Skipy can be found on

Hmm... Now that I think about it I might have some Skippy characters drawn by Floyd Gottfredson in my drawers.  Gotta dig 'em up.

Wednesday 5 January 2011

Saturday 1 January 2011


In case you wonder: I didn't do that bird in the header myself.
It's a Fred G. Cooper drawing I found in Life's "Revolutionary number" dated April 16, 1925.


Puzzle Pt IV

New year. New piece of the puzzle.

What's in it for the one who gives the right answer?

A cataloge filled with color reproductions of original comic art from the collections of me and Germund von Wowern. Artwork by Roy Crane, Noel Sickles, Milton Caniff, Floyd Gottfredson, Gene Colan and many, many more.

Both pics of full pages and covers and close ups of good panels.
Signed and with an original drawing by yours truly. How's that?

And while I'm at it. Here's another piece: