Thursday 27 June 2013

The Imp Press - Part II

Some five or six years ago I saw some original pages drawn by Bill Wright beeing auctioned off by Heritage Auctions. Now, it wasn't any Mickey Mouse pages from WDC or even a Mickey daily.
No, this was someting that really had me wondering.

A story called Impy with references to Walt Disney, Frank Reilly at the Disney Comic Strip Dept and even Bob Grant!

What was this???
The auction only had the first few pages shown and I was stupid enough not to bid. (The complete story only went for ca $200-300.)
A year later it was sold again for even less money and now all of the pages were shown. I still had no idea what this was used for... until last week.

Back to the scans Bill Peckmann sent me.
The "mystery" revealed! Enjoy!

You know what?  Yeah, you guessed Wright!  There's more to come. :)
Part III can be found HERE. 

Wednesday 26 June 2013

Felix in Utopia

Finally! One of my favorite Felix stories has been collected!
It's Werner Wejp-Olsen's story "Felix in Utopia" (his take on Orwell's 1984). If you've only read the Jan Lööf version of Felix you are in for a treat. Werner gave the strip his own touch and knew every storytelling trick in the book when it came to grab the readers attention and he knew how to keep the readers interested in the story. To say that I was a dedicated follower of Felix in the 70's is an understatement.
I loved this. And I still do. :)

Available as e-book from Replikant, and
Will also be available as an app from

Check it out!

Tuesday 25 June 2013

The Imp Press - Part I

 When a mail from Bill Peckmann appears in the mail box you can be sure there's a link that you will enjoy or a scan of something he found in his collection. And no exception this time.
What we have here is what Bill got from another Bill back in 1972. The other Bill was no one else than Bill Wright. The Disney artist who worked at the comic strip dept for many years and also freelanced drawing many Mickey stories for Western Publishing. 
I have never seen most of this stuff before so I'm sure this will be a treat to all fans of Bill Wright and Disney History. Enjoy!

Here's the front and the back of the work resume. The rest can be found in THIS post from 2007.

More to come...

Monday 10 June 2013

Vouge 1926

R. John Holmgren in Vouge 1926.
Beautiful, isn't it.