Sunday 29 November 2015

Keaton, Eisenstein and Disney

Saw this piece on eBay a while ago. Four Mickey illustrations in a frame.
Seller writes: "Drawn and stamped by the Disney studios vintage 1930's exclusively for Buster Keaton and personally signed by Walt Disney."

I wrote to the seller who said "We took our piece to Disney Corporate in Burbank to the Archive Records Division and they have confirmed that it is a piece that Walt signed for from illustration to have for his personal use as a gift."

It's simply a bad tracing of the Mickey Mouse daily from 2-21, 1930.
And I've told the seller so.
Do the seller write that information in the description after re-listing it? No.
I wonder why...
And they want $15.000 for it.
Good luck selling it! There are suckers out there. You might just catch one.

Thursday 22 October 2015

Daan Jippes...

... turned 70 last week!
Here's a drawing I did to celebrate him.

Sunday 4 October 2015

Mystery page

Just read Tom and Jerry #247 (Gold Key, 1969) and in the back of that book this page appears out of the blue:

Looks like the final page of a longer story.
No title page. This is what we get. Odd, eh?

I guess this is a reprint from a mid fifties issue? Would be nice to read the full story. If you know where it was published, feel free to leave a comment. :-)

Friday 28 August 2015

Same, same, but different

I was reading two different, old issues of Kalle Anka & C:o recently.
Nice reading while having a lazy day in the countryside.

But... two of the stories were not that different. Hmm...
Why use a good plot once if you can do it twice. ;-)

Stories from WDC 166 (1954) and Scamp 16 (1960).
The Pluto story was written by Don Christensen and the Scamp story was probably a re-write by someone else.

Saturday 25 July 2015

Disney Magazines: The main characters and their background

The 1978 Gutenberghus writers guide to the Disney characters.

Thursday 26 February 2015

New storyboards

Seven new storyboards to the cartoon Donald's Nephews has been added to that section of the blog, thanks to the observant Andrea Cara! Thanks!
Click HERE to find the boards.

Tuesday 27 January 2015

The Housemaid's Knee

This piece was auctioned last sunday on Heritage.

 The description reads: " Donald Duck Partially Inked Daily Comic Strip Original Art (King Features Syndicate, undated)"

It's quite obvious that this is a badly traced strip, partially inked by an amateur. Not an unfinished KFS strip. Still, someone paid ca $155 for it!
Not a forgery, but not the real deal and practiacally worthless. 

The real February 4, 1955 daily can be seen here: