Here’s a cool Pokemon drawing by my son 🙂
Here’s a cool Pokemon drawing by my son 🙂
Check out the trailer for the upcoming ‘Drawing ICECUBES’ podcast! The podcast will feature the entire drawing session of an original ICECUBES strip from beginning to end. Stay tuned and enjoy the show! 🙂
Hey fans, here’s a sneak peak at the upcoming podcast of Leroy Brown drawing ICECUBES! The movie shows the birth of an original ICECUBES strip from A to Z. Leroy Brown shares all kinds of tips and tricks and displays his techniques for putting together ICECUBES the comic strip!
Schulz developed a fast stroke that is hard to replicate without lots of practice. For him over time, drawing Peanuts became like writing shorthand.
It used to be that comics had really great colors. Big primary colors printed with halftone dots. A lot of the times the color dots were off register and would bleed outside the lines. That was so cool! In fact my wife and I agree that it made the comic better when the color was off register like that!
Nowadays I’ve noticed that colors are no longer printed that way. In fact colors lay real flat on the page now and seem to look dull in some cases. For instance this Peanuts Sunday cartoon just looks flat and lifeless. The colors are drab and dull. Its quite upsetting actually to see a once great comic strip like Peanuts reduced to looking second rate. Whoever colored this did an awful job. But that’s not the only problem. The colors are extremely flat and are perfectly within the lines, how deadening is that? Sometimes too much technology just kills something great.
I did find something cool though. It seems that McDonalds still uses the old halftone print jobs on their Happy Meal bags! I think they look great by the way and so much more dynamic than that poor Peanuts strip. Good job McDonalds, I hope they keep it up!
I would love to print an ICECUBES comic book this way! 🙂
Check out this 1967 cover for an Italian comic book featuring Hanna Barbera cartoons. Great colors! This little book has Yogi, The Flintstones, Top Cat, Wally Gator and my favorite: Huckleberry Hound -which is the one they call ‘Braccobaldo’. Other great name translations are ‘Joe Ronzino’ for Quick Draw McGraw and ‘Trottolino’ for Top Cat!
Of course copyright belongs to Hanna Barbera or whoever owns it all now…
Everyone knows Casper the Friendly Ghost and everyone remembers reading Harvey Comics when they were kids. Casper, Richie Rich, Little Dot, Little Audrey, Spooky and Hot Stuff are all characters that are truly part of America’s collective memory. We love those characters because they are all so friendly and funny. Harvey Comics is part of everyone’s childhood and lucky for me part of that childhood came back to life when I visited the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art in New York City. The Art of Harvey Comics was a really neat exhibit that featured original art from Harvey comic books by stalwarts such as Ernie Colón, Sid Couchey, Warren Kremer and Howard Post. It was just great to see the original art and even greater to meet founder Alfred Harvey’s son Russel Harvey. Russel is a multitalented artist in his own right and wears many hats including TV producer, photographer, writer and comic artist.
Russel regaled us with stories of what is was like to grow up in a world of comic art giants. Apparently Charles Schulz really used to say ‘good grief’ and Joe Simon (Captain America) could draw in virtually any style. I had a great time and just want to thank MoCCA’s director Karl Erickson for being so welcoming and Russel Harvey for being -true to the Harvey name- so very friendly! 🙂
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