Sunday 27 October 2013

A link to follow

If you enjoy the art of Paul Fung (and the history behind newspaper comic strip artists) you'll sure enjoy this link:
Eight posts covering the history of Fung, illustrated with really rare artwork and historical pieces. I've been collecting Fung for years and most of this was new to me. Top researcher Alex Jay has done it again! :)

Thursday 24 October 2013

Billy the Mouse

Oh, just a random page of original art I picked up recently. ;)

#floydgottfredson #dickmoores #billwalsh #WCD64 #soincrediblyrare #thisshouldntevenexist

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. )

Sunday 13 October 2013

From cover to cover

A good idea can always be used again.
Collier's April 18, 1953
Donald Duck 77, 1961.

Collier's January 1, 1938
WDC #590, 1994. (Image first used in the Netherlands 1992.)
Little Lulu #69, 1954

Friday 11 October 2013


Is it Friday? No, it's Tothday.
Two pieces of concept art by Alexander Toth.
(Images caught on eBay.)

Wednesday 9 October 2013

The Unghunden award

It feels like I've been away from this blog too long now.
Been busy as a bee working on various projects and stuff.
And... two weeks ago I and my colleague Johanna Kristiansson got the Unghunden award for our work with comics for children!
(Mainly Katten Nils /Nils the Cat) Happy, happy! Joy, joy!
Here are a few snapshots from the award ceremony at the Gothenburg bookfair!

Photo by Charlotta Borelius
Photo by Rolf Lindby
Photo by Hedvig Häggman-Sund
Photo by Karl-Erik Lindkvist

The last Li'l Abner

I don't know if this sunday ever has seen print. But here it is. What I believe to be the last finished sunday, scheduled for November 27, 1977.