Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Huey, Dewey & Louie: Junior Woodchucks #12 (Jan, 1972)

6 comments:

Kid said...

Deceptively simple art, but does the job magnificently. If only certain other artists I can think of understood how to tell a story so well.

Christopher Sobieniak said...

It was just typical of the time (not sure who was behind this comic but it certainly wasn't the same once Carl Barks left).

ramapith said...

Actually, Chris, Carl Barks himself wrote this comic—and laid out the artwork in a series of rough sketches.

But the finished art was by Kay Wright and Larry Mayer, who—sorry, Kid, I'll have to disagree with you—did a weak job. Chris, I'll back you up by saying that it is only appealing if one has not seen better funny animal art; or if one mistakes banal simplicity for dynamism.

At Barks' own encouragement, decades later Daan Jippes redrew these stories from Barks' layouts in a style Barks preferred. Here is a page from Jippes' version of "Hound of the Moaning Hills."

Christopher Sobieniak said...

Thank you for the info Mr. Gerstein! I'm still not really up on comic authors/artists myself, so I love it when someone chimes in and helps me out!

I love Jippes' work. That is certainly an improvement right there with that page.

Kid said...

Ramapith, it depends what you're comparing it against. If you could see what is currently being published in some British comics, you'd think more of this strip than you do - guaranteed.

Christopher Sobieniak said...

I wouldn't be surprised Kid. Going back on these things at least shows me what we once had in comics.