Thursday, April 30, 2009

"Popeye the Sailor Man"

Did'ja think he was a cowboy?

When I was a little boy the sailor was written and drawn
in comics books by the great Bud Sagendorf.
I loved his artwork and would copy it all the time.
Still do.

There were other great artists
who worked on the Popeye strip as well--
Doc Winner, Joe Musial and another favorite of mine Bill Zaboly.
Here's a sample of Bill's version...

Here's a recent attempt
at drawing the sailor...
while (still) copying Sagendorf art.
All images TM & © King Features Syndicate

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

1960's "Mr. Magoo"

I don't remember the 'Mr. Magoo' comic strip from 1964. There were plenty of other diversions vying for a 12 year old's attention in those days. But I did like the Magoo animated shorts. You can come to your own conclusions about the strip. These images were scanned from the 1967 Pyramid pocket book edition.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

writing & drawing comics...

I thought it might be fun to go from very old artwork to very new artwork.
These are a few pages of thumb-nails and early roughs from a story I'm working on.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Sunday, April 05, 2009