Thursday, April 29, 2010

Eat my shorts



Famous cartoon characters modeling Mickey's signature pants.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Monday, April 26, 2010

Cat in a Hot Tin Suit, redux

The Greatest Ape continues its series of Darkwing Duck "Director's Cuts."

Skull Cap

From Skull-A-Day, Carrie Recichardt's ceramic Mickey Skulls.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Friday, April 23, 2010

And there is a nuthatch

Four ducks go birdwatching.
By Carl Barks, from Donald Duck Adventures #38 (originally from Four-Color #189)

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Worst Parents Ever

This poor kid is going to be a teenager someday.

Models, Inc.


This is cool. Back in 1992, Disney Comics ran these model sheets in the letter pages of Donald Duck Adventures. I love behind-the-scenes material like this.

When I was a kid I was equally as fascinated with the artists who gave us Disney comics and animation as I was with the end product. Features like this could be that Eureka Moment for a kid, when they realize actual human beings produce the cartoons they love.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Word Balloons

"Word Balloons" by Bob Foster and Jorgen Klubien.
From Donald Duck Adventures #26, Disney Comics,

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Monday, April 19, 2010

Strike out

My fantasy team is struggling right now, so forgive me if I'm not overly enthusiastic about this soulless attempt at corporate branding and "collectibility." But anyway, here's some Mickey Mouses with MLB logos all over em:


Via The Disney Blog

Ooh La La


Disney Characters as dressed by famous fashion designers. From French Elle magazine.

Via Disney History and Sekvenskonst.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Darwinism Begins At Home

Disney Does Darwin, an article about evolution and the "Rites of Spring" segment of Fantasia.

Via Paleoblog

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Not Disney: Kaspar the Dead Baby



OK, so it's not technically Disney-related. But, writer Marv Wolfman was Editor of Disney Adventures magazine and writer of Mickey Mouse Adventures back in the 90's. Also, Crazy Magazine was a Marvel publication, and of course Marvel is now Disney, so screw it! It's my blog and I'll post what I want! Anyway, here's Kaspar the Dead Baby:



Kaspar ran in Crazy #8, December 1974, written by Wolfman, art by Marie Severin.

I've always been a big fan of this strip, mostly because I love seeing the wholesome Harvey Comics house style mashed up with gruesome violence. The Hellboy Jr comics of the late 90's would take this same gimmick and run with it, to hilarious results.

Easily Mused has the entire sick, twisted story up for your reading "pleasure." Enjoy!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Uncanny Valley



This video has been making the rounds for a while now, but I still felt compelled to post it here because, come on, how could I not?
The Internet is a beautiful, scary thing.

Via Cartoon Brew, AV Club, and about a million other sites.

In my world, the books would be nothing but pictures.




Amazing Alice in Wonderland Tattoos.

via Cartoon Brew.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Uncomfortable Moments in Disney Comics, Part 10


More from "The Great Orphanage Robbery" by Floyd Gottfredson, 1932





"Mickey's Mellerdrammer," 1933

(Thanks to Nick for the heads up!)

Monday, April 12, 2010

Approved by the Comics Code Authority?

Panels from an officially licensed Disney comic book:





From Haunted Mansion #7, SLG comics, 2007.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Rare Gems

Sekvenskonst has an interesting post called The Gemstone That Never Was.

I miss Gemstone. As much as I love the work that Boom! is doing (especially their efforts to get kids reading Disney Comics again), I appreciated Gemstone's focus on the longtime collector. I collected Gladstones as a kid, and Gemstone recaptured a lot of that magic, in my opinion.

Round 1......Fight!

Screw Epic Mickey, somebody needs to make this happen.

Disney Villainess fighting game.

Via Superpunch

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Afroduck

From Afrodisiac by Brian Maruca and Jim Rugg.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Robbin the Hood


The Gold Key Comics Blog has the 1952 Robin Hood comic for your reading pleasure.

Hello Moto


Moto Mick by Mike Kungl.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Bull Elephant

Like all right-minded individuals, Bully the Little Stuffed Bull is a fan of the Pink Elephant segment of Dumbo.

Donald at 75



This is neat. A Norwegian comics fan has put together a celebration of Donald Duck's 75th birthday, enlisting the help of a lot of cool cartoonists. Go check it out!

Via Disney History.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Undercover Brother

Marvel's iconic funny animal Howard the Duck is featured in this week's Comic Book Legends Revealed over on Comic Book Resources.

I'm a huge fan of Howard and his creator, Steve Gerber. If you haven't already done so, you owe it to yourself to pick up the Essential Howard collection...truly one of the great comics of the 1970's.

Disney's Hero Squad



Disney Executives as superheroes.

Via Robot Six.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Duck-o-mental



The Duckomenta Project: Germany's latest attempt to colonize your nightmares.

Via Disney History

I Get Emails

Reader Steffen alerted me to this cartoon:



Children of famous parents: "When I'm old, I'll sue them!"


Thanks, Steffen! Check out his website, Pixelmod-Records.