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Saturday
Aug072010

Illustrated Donald Duck

I just had to post these.  I love this style of illustration and I like Donald Duck.

I would wear this mountaineer Donald on a t-shirt, I would.  I scanned these from a 1973 "Disney's Wonderful World of Knowledge" book.  It's a picture book about animals- along the lines of Walt Disney's True Life Adventures films.

These beauties are by Italian illustrator, Giovan Battista Carpi, who illustrated a lot of old Disney comic books, particularly ones featuring Donald or Scrooge McDuck.  His style is great. His line work is exceptional.  And I love the artistic liberties he took with the character design.  Donald is a little off-model but in a good way as I see it.  The lines under his eyes are an interesting but nice touch.  I love the combination of paint and pencil. The angles throughout get me giddy.  Nerd talk, I know.

It's like he's at Disneyland but he's riding the real Dumbo.  And is that the predecessor to Darkwing Duck?

 

 

Thursday
Nov262009

Happy Thanksgiving

Winter is upon us.  This was always one of my favorite winter-time cartoons.  Enjoy.

Friday
Oct302009

Trick or Treat Donald Duck Cartoon

Remember when Donald was a jerk to his nephews when they came to his door?  He gives them explosives and dumped water on them and laughed.  Awesome.

I love the lyrics of the title song.  Things like, "better not be stingy or your nightmares will come true”.

Check out the opening credits.  It's only fitting that Yale Gracey (of Haunted Mansion fame) be on the production crew.  Classic Bill Justice animation is always fun to watch.