martedì 14 aprile 2009

This is going to daze you...

This sketch astonished my mind too...but how couldn't it? Perhaps is the plain art of Tom McKimson or something else? Don't know actually, but I had to post this sketch here... finally the secret around Bugs Bunny's name is revealed...and I warmly invite you to follow the rest of the story on Thad K's blog

I just love too much those kinds of comic stories, in particular when they are preety old and are connected to such well-known cartoon charachters, like George Washington Bunny;

First of all, as many will note, those stories are totally at the opposite from the cartoons we used to watch: the charachters react in a different way facing different situations, most of them from "everyday life", and if those plots were going to being animated, they just would result disconnected from the spirit of the original cartoon;

Secondly: those are a piece of history! by studying them, we can have a general vision of how life style in the 40's, 50's and so on was... note that in many of these comic books, the intent of the authors was to create "educative but also fun" material, since the readers of them were young people...

How is evident the recall to the american history (in this case, George Washington) combined with a vein of genuine of semi-humorless comic comedy (a naive Baby Bugs as never seen)? in few words...

Patriotism + Exchange Situation of the Main Charachter= a plot for a 1945's Bugs Bunny Story

I'd write a lot about this issue, despite I'm not so expert about it, but it'd be good if more old style comic stories with those charachters would be uploaded on the web for the Joy of us comic-fans! in the Meanwhile, thank you to all the great people who share these treasures!

3 commenti:

  1. I reading this story and it's true what you said. You gonna told the same about the Donald, Mickey, Tintin or Archie comics from the 40's and 50's. And Looney Tunes comic arts from this times is superior than the damn version we used to read today.

    I love how they described the Bugs Bunny's story version in comic. I prefer this one, much true than in the cartoons like "A Hare Grows in Manhattan" when it's a bit too conservative than of the usual Bugs' toons.

  2. Totally agree, Martin: those vintage comics have thier own charm, as well the drawing, which are unique!

    You make me noticed too the fact that the artists more often used to re-elaborate comic stories inspired from a cartoon episode that actually was done first! (in those case with Looney Tunes comics, actually I've no idea about other series) and here I'd said that the cartoon didn't stopped so much about the childhood of Bugs Bunny, while here we knew more about it...