Saturday 20 December 2014

A "new" Russell Patterson painting

Here's something you don't see every day. An unpublished painting by Russell Patterson!
I had never seen or heard about this piece before. But thanks to the owner, Claude Elenewich, I'm happy to show it here on the blog. Thanks, Claude!

Sunday 30 November 2014

Peg-Leg Pete

Walked past a building on Flower Street in Glendale last Monday.
Seems to be a Peg-Leg Pete fan working there. :-)

Saturday 29 November 2014

Rare Rabbit

Cough, cough! Home with a cold and feeling all dizzy.
Trying to organize all the files that has been piling up on my desktop into proper folders.
While doing that I found this piece.

It looks like a try-out strip for a never produced daily version of Brer Rabbit/Uncle Remus/Song of the south.
The Uncle Remus sunday page began in 1945 and the contents of this strip is similar to the events in the first of those. See image below. So I assume that this strip was made around that time.

Also: Check out the Pictorial Review cover featuring Brer Rabbit and friends over at the DHI Facebook page by clicking HERE.

Friday 28 November 2014

The Tenggren Book

Just got my copy of the brand new book on Gustaf Tenggren by Lars Emanuelsson and Oskar Ekman! It's one thick brick of a book. 280 pages!
It chronicles Tenggrens life and features an enormous amount of artwork from his entire career. Lots of stuff I never have seen before. I have yet to read the book, but I just wanted to share my enthusiasm and show you a few spreads from it. As you can see, even if you don't understand a word Swedish you'll want this for the images.

For more info on Tenggren and his art, check out the Tenggren blog!


What's up?

Notice how slow everything is here.
Updates are far and few between. Why?
I'm currently drawing a graphic novel written by Mårten Melin. And as I'm on a leave of absence from my regular work until next summer I have to finish the book before that. Much is already drawn, but it will still take a few months to finish it up. And I still do Nils the Cat so there's plenty of stuff to be done.
Just in case you wondered.


Thursday 6 November 2014

Patterson moved

What happened to those Russell Patterson pages that was scheduled to run once a week, some of you might wonder.
Well, they have moved to the Art of Russell Patterson blog. Just click HERE!

Monday 13 October 2014

Kalle Anka 1962

Today we have a rare gem here at the blog: a Swedish Donald Duck giveaway from 1962. A special publication to attract companies to buy ad space in the Swedish DD weekly. Few fans have actually seen what's inside this one, so it's my pleasure to show it here. Enjoy!

Wednesday 1 October 2014

Rare Moomin

Just found this Moomin artwork. I've never seen it before, so I guess it's pretty rare? It was a loose supplement to an issue of Lajban (a Swedish paper for kids) in 1970. Guess most of these were cut up and played with back in the days, so I'm thankful that at least one kid ditn't bother to play with it. :-)  Signed by both Tove and Lars. Enjoy!

Tuesday 30 September 2014

Snow Fake

Just caught this on-line. Its estimated to fetch 1 200,00 - 1 600,00 USD. The auction house has just closed it's website bidding so it's too late to do something about it, besides posting the image below. 

"Original Concept Art for Christmas Card, 1938 titled "Snow White, The Seven Dwarfs and Forest Animals. Image approx. 9" x 6". Comes with COA from Great American Ink"

Just compare with the real deal, drawn by Fred Moore.  (Image taken from Andreas Deja's site: Deja View.)

Tuesday 23 September 2014

Autumn soundtrack

Currently playing on my stereo:

Damon Albarn - Everyday Robots

Lily Allen - Sheezus

Morrissey - World Peace is None of your Business

+ the additional mix of James Murphy (LCD Sound System) and Gorillaz live performances on YouTube.

Patterson Weekly - 7

Wings of Love, January 5, 1930.

+ Bonus.
An old copy of the Swedish version published in Hemmets Veckotidning: "Med Rita på Florida"

Wednesday 10 September 2014

Saturday 30 August 2014

Saturday 23 August 2014

Patterson Weekly – 4

Wings of Love. November 24, 1929.
To be continued ...

Tuesday 19 August 2014

Roy Rogers by Toth

Here's a gem that I picked up recently. A 1961 Roy Rogers sunday page drawn by Alex Toth!

Question: How many sundays did Toth ghost for Mike Arens? Would love to see the rest.

Want to see the dailies he ghosted? Check them out by clicking HERE!
Thanks Ger!