Friday 28 December 2012

Joe Martin by McGinn

Today me and my girlfriend took a stroll and ended up in an antiques store. Among the usual old antiques store stuff we found a stack of old Swedish movie magazines called "Filmen". To my surprise - in some of the earliest issues (1920 if I remember right) they ran the rare comic strip "Joe Martin – En filmstjärna" by Forest A. McGinn! More info about that strip, and the first four episodes in english, can be found over at Strippers Guide by clicking HERE.
We took a few snapshots that didn't turn out that good, but still... I bet those of you interested in odd vintage comicstrips want to see them anyway. :) Here are episodes 1, 6 and 7!

Wednesday 12 December 2012

Friday 7 December 2012

Robin Toth

Alex Toth boarding Disney's Robin Hood?
Well, at least it looks that way to me.

This storyboard was published, uncredited, in the Disney Archive book "Design" along with three other pieces that also looks like the work of Toth. 
Nice to see his take on "the Fox". ;)


Did a search and found Floyd Norman commenting Toth's work on Robin Hood in August 2007: "I'll bet you didn't know that Alex Toth did some incredible story work on Disney's "Robin Hood" in the seventies. Want to know what Disney thought of the work of Alex Toth? I found his fantastic sketches discarded in a heap behind some stuff on the second floor."

A few more, really beautiful, Toth boards can be found on the blog of Joseph Lacroix by clicking HERE.

Wednesday 5 December 2012

Russell Patterson 1933

Russell Patterson making a departure from his usual habit of drawing skinny girls. Enjoy!

All of the above images are taken from Ballyhoo magazine, June 1933.