Monday, July 16, 2012

Face Front!

Monday Cartoon Day.

Fom the midforties until the early fifties, Dnnis the Menace creator Hank Ketcham did about 300 cartoons for the weekly Collier's magazine. These magezaines are now available online and I have been clipping a complete selection of his cartoons. I am nowhere near ready (and there are even several months missing hre), but I intend to have them all up for the record at some point. The fact that they are from an online source isn't relly a problem until you come up to the occasion color cartoons. At the same time Ketcham was doing cartoons for The Saturday Evening Post, TRua and other magazines. I love the range of different character he creates for these. As terrificly drawn as his Dennis is, in the end it all got a bit samy. Not here. Ketcham was a sharp wit and his early training at Disney shows in his signature long gags featuring a series of faces.

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Peter Huggan said...