Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Run, Yogi, Run

Tuesday Comic Strip Day.

A couple of weeks ago, I shared a couple of classic Yogi Bear gags from the earliest period. Today I am continuing that run (and I will do so again when I have the next batch). Apart from the fact that they are quite funny and always well drsawn, they are also a solid example of the various structures a classic one page gag can have. Other artists may sometimes depend on their drawing skills to make a particular page funny. But these are all well written. In the end, that may make them just a litle bit duller, but technically they are perfect.


rnigma said...

Fitting, considering the recent passing of the character's namesake, Yogi Berra.

rodineisilveira said...

Great part of the Yogi Bear Sunday pages were drawn by the legendary Harvey "Carl Barks of Hanna-Barbera" Eisenberg (including the 1964 Christmas Sunday page and the last Sunday pages from 1965 [drawn by him]).
The Yogi Bear Sunday page from 1969 was drawn by Pete Alvarado.

rodineisilveira said...

Among the Yogi Bear Sunday pages from 1965 (all of them drawn by the legendary Harvey Eisenberg) featured on this topic, also are included the Sunday pages which bring the presences of other Hanna-Barbera classical characters (Huckleberry Hound, Quick Draw McGraw, Baba Looey, Augie Doggie & Doggie Daddy, Top Cat).