Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Making The Mickey

Tuesday Comic Strip Day.

I know I am late in appreciating this, but the posing ad the storytelling of Gottfredson is amazing. As I said, I may have seen some of it but certainly not this story and no presented in this way (but cut up). Enjoy. The story will go on after this.

















5 comments:

Don Cox said...

Great. Thanks.

oeconomist.com said...

Over at TadBlog, there's some truly classic work by Gottfredson (pt 1 & pt 2, with more to come). Personally I greatly prefer the Mickey Mouse of the earlier period. I doubt that Gottfredson was given much say in the evolution of the character's appearance nor in what sorts of events were considered unacceptable.

Ger Apeldoorn said...

Yeah, from what I read he was pretty uninvolved in the shaping of the character or the stories. He even said he liked the cntinuites better than the later gag-a-day situation and I agree. But what an artist! And although the stories were a bit more adventureous in the early forties and I intensly dislike Eega Beeva, this story is pretty weird and it makes for some great designs, including a couple of space monsters to come...

ramapith said...
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ramapith said...

Huh? Gottfredson wrote the stories completely from 1930-32, and plotted them afterward through the mid-1940s. I'd say he was very active in the development of the character...

Psorry you dislike Eega Beeva. You're the first Gottfredson pfan I know who didn't like Eega (and one Eega story, "The Atombrella," takes my vote for the scariest Mickey story ever, which certainly puts it high on the adventure scale too!)