Monday, August 23, 2010

Give Me Liberty

Monday Cartoon Day.

I have shown a couple of Dick Shaw's cartoons earlier. He is one of a group of ex-Disney artists who turned to cartooning after the war. But unlike Virgil Partch, Hank Ketcham or Dick Moores, he did not end up with his own newspaper strip, except maybe the shortlived Side Tracks panel for the aborted Wednesday comics I reported on a year ago. The illustrations for Liberty magazine show he wasn't a one trick pony. According to a short blog entry (with a wonderful illustration by Virgil Partch) here (don't skip the comments), he was the only one of his group who returned to Disney, as a storyman on Make Mine Music and Donald Duck shorts. Later he went to UPA where he wrote dozens of Magoo shorts.

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