Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Super Snooper and Jolly Roger

Two interesting pieces of artwork have been posted for sale at the Van Eaton Galleries website. I wanted to post them here before they disappeared. They reveal some concepts for characters from the Warner-Seven Arts era that never got off the drawing board (the era that gave us Cool Cat, Merlin Mouse, Bunny & Claude, among others). We know about the aborted Keystone Kops series and we've posted about a Lil' Abner TV series that never was. Here we see art for "Super Snooper" (which appears to be a secret agent spoof) and "Jolly Roger" (a pirate who reminds me a little of Yosemite Sam).





5 comments:

Chris Sig said...

Hm - it's either me or the Hanna-Barbera / Warner Bros. connection just became stronger. Instantly thought of the former the moment I read those names :P

Thanks for sharing, Matt! There's also a touch of DePatie-Freleng's Roland (Of "Roland and Rattfink) in the designs there...

Brubaker said...

"Super Snooper" looks like a reminiscent of The Inspector and Sgt. Deux-Deux.

Pokey said...

HOW could they USE a name that a Hanna-Barbera cat already HAD?:)

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Dave Mackey said...

The bottom piece of art was drawn by Jaime Diaz, who was a layout artist for WB7A cartoons.

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