Monday, May 07, 2012

Mishmash

Monday Cartoon Day.

When I read a review of the new biography of animator/filmmaker Frank Tashlin I came across a mention of his thorties silent gag strip Van Boring. I vaguely remember knowing about it, but I had never seen any samples, so I wet looking for them. Not only did I find plenty (after all, it had a two and a half year run), I also came pon a facebook page devoted to the work of Tashlin, that showed lot and lots of samples as well. Since this guy has mostly earl ones, I colected the last three weeks. I am curious why this facebook page hasn't gotten more attention, since Van Boring is not only a very funny strip, it is also very informative for anyone interested in animation. I am sort of hoping my blog attracts more of those kind of people and they will get the word out...

For more go to: http://www.facebook.com/vanboring

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7 comments:

Rich Clabaugh said...

Thanks for posting these! I had never heard of him before! Van Boring kinda reminds me of Oliver Hardy, especially the ways he's dressed in those FACEBOOK strips!

rnigma said...

The character of Van Boring was inspired by Tashlin's then-boss, Amadee Van Beuren.

Paul Tumey said...

Hey Ger. This is Van-Incredible!Very funny stuff. Reminds me a bit of Otto Mesmer. A nice unknown screwball find!

Mark said...

Fantastic stuff. I had no idea Tashlin had done these. Thank you for showing them to us

Larry Rippee and Molly Rea said...

Wow!
This week I've been reading Leonard Maltin's "Of Mice and Magic"

Maltin describes Tashlin spending the early part of the day in the animation studio- he would work fast and finish up early and then go home and draw the "Van Boring" strip. Remarkable artist.

I was just thinking yesterday how I would like to see Tashlin's "Van Boring"--and what do you know?

Thank you for posting these.
-Larry

Larry Rippee and Molly Rea said...

Wow!
This week I've been reading Leonard Maltin's "Of Mice and Magic"

Maltin describes Tashlin spending the early part of the day in the animation studio- he would work fast and finish up early and then go home and draw the "Van Boring" strip. Remarkable artist.

I was just thinking yesterday how I would like to see Tashlin's "Van Boring"--and what do you know?

Thank you for posting these.
-Larry

Larry Rippee and Molly Rea said...

Wow!
This week I've been reading Leonard Maltin's "Of Mice and Magic"

Maltin describes Tashlin spending the early part of the day in the animation studio- he would work fast and finish up early and then go home and draw the "Van Boring" strip. Remarkable artist.

I was just thinking yesterday how I would like to see Tashlin's "Van Boring"--and what do you know?

Thank you for posting these.
-Larry