Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Bugs Bunny and Sylvester visit Hamelin

Here's a story from Dell's Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies comics, #85, November 1948. The story itself is not particularly remarkable- it's a far-fetched adventure involving confusion over an old newspaper article. It's worth reading, though, for the spectacular artwork. Thad Komorowski tells me that the story was drawn by Ralph Heimdahl, an ex-Disney animator who left animation to work in illustration and comics. He worked on the Bugs Bunny newspaper strip and a lot of Dell stories. Clearly, Heimdahl had actually seen the cartoons, or at least had access to some good model sheets...because Sylvester, Bugs and Porky rarely looked this good in the comics. Sylvester, most notably, went through many ugly incarnations. That's not the case here, as Sylvester looks just about as close to the Friz Freleng design as he ever got in comics.

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Cathy said...

Bugs bunny was named by TV Guide as the greatest cartoon character of all time, an honor he shares with Mickey Mouse.My little nephews loves watching the dvdscollection
of Bug bunny every night.

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Hey can you do Foghorn Leghorn comics looney tunes gold key please

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