I was shocked and saddened to hear about one of my all time favorite performer's death today. He was a big part of my childhood, and always a creative force I admired. I was a huge fan of Mork & Mindy back when it was a brand new tv show, watching it every week, and loved him as Popeye. Thanks for the smiles, laughs, and memories Robin! You will be greatly missed.
Friday, July 25, 2014
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Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Okay…here is my last Disney themed piece for a while. Another piece inspired by the great Floyd Gottfredson's 1937 Wild West themed story "Sheriff of Nugget Gulch".This was from the colored Sunday strips. Back in the days before the longer adventure stories shifted toward gag strips.
Monday, March 24, 2014
A drawing of Goofy in the 1930's, inspired by the late cartoonist Floyd Gottfredson (1905 – 1986). Floyd drew the Disney strips for several decades. I just love his work and embarrassed to admit that I did not know know about him until fairly recently. Since then I've been collecting the Mickey Mouse volumes. Goofy has always been my favorite Disney character.
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Here is another recent Walt Disney inspired illustration. Original Disney bad-guy (and one of my favorites) Peg-leg Pete. This one is based off how he is shown in the most recent Mickey Mouse short "Get a Horse". I've always loved the design on this character and he can fit into any genre that Mickey is thrown into. Done with India Ink and Photoshop.