Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Cartoon Not So Modern

This week I prepared a whole set of Flintstones for you to enjoy, from some of the earliest to some form ten years later.

9 comments:

Kari Puikkonen said...

Who's the artist(s)?

Diego Cordoba said...

Gene Hazelton and Roger Armstrong were the artists.

There could have been others later. The strips shown here are from the 70s.

Strangely the colorists didn't care about the actual colors from the TV show, as Fred wears a blue leopard(?) skin suit. The comic books did better (in the color department I mean), at least as far back as I can remember.

rodineisilveira said...

I'm also recognizing the Gene Hazleton's artwork on these Flintstones Sunday pages.
And in the Flintstones Sunday pages which Gene Hazelton produced in the 70s, I could notice that the Gene Hazleton's artwork is looking like the Mort Walker's modern designs in the Beetle Bailey comic strip.

rodineisilveira said...

The two first Flintstones Sunday pages (both drawn by Gene Hazelton in 1961) are included in the Yowp-Yowp's blog (http://yowpyowp.blogspot.com).
Among them, the Flintstones Sunday page from December 3, 1961 brings references of Jaqueline Kennedy and Brigitte Bardot on it.

rodineisilveira said...

Flintstones Sunday page from January 6, 1974 (drawn by Gene Hazleton): "That's my Wilma!"
Doesn't this Fred's speech remind the speech of Spike the bulldog in the Tom & Jerry shorts, about his son Tyke ("That's my son!")?

rodineisilveira said...

Flintstones Sunday page from July 30, 1967: makes an allusion to the protesting wave against the Vietnam War, which brings to my mind, the songs which were a big hit on that period, as Revolution (which The Beatles recorded for EMI/Apple in 1968), Volunteers (Which the group Jefferson Airplane/Starship recorded for RCA in 1969) and War (which Edwin Starr recorded for Motown in 1970).

rodineisilveira said...

A small note: the Flintstones Sunday page from July 30, 1967 (drawn by Gene Hazelton) is also included in the Yowp-Yowp's blog (http://yowpyowp.blogspot.com).

rodineisilveira said...

A small note: the Flintstones Sunday page from August 27, 1967 (drawn by Gene Hazelton) is also included in the Yowp-Yowp's blog (http://yowpyowp.blogspot.com).

rodineisilveira said...

Flintstones Sunday page from January 6, 1974 (drawn by Gene Hazelton): "GREAT, DARLING! REALLY GREAT!"
Fred acting as a Tex Avery character.