Friday, 27 June 2014

Tothday Nightmare

Tothday comes on a Friday this week.
In case you don't follow ComicLink's auctions you might not be aware of this one. An 8 page story called "Nightmare", from ca 1970. Pencilled by Alex Toth and probably written by Gerry Conway.

Nice to see this hidden treasure see the light of day.
Download images to see them in larger format or go to the website of ComicLink.

Fans of Toth should also check out the Facebook group Toth of the Town and the official website of the Alex Toth estate Tothfans.

Firebug finale

European Barks fans probably already have this panel, that appeared first in volume III of the deluxe Carl Barks collection. But, for overseas readers and old timers who are content with their CBL boxes, here's something that you might not have seen before. Geoffrey Blum and Daan Jippes did a great job restoring the final panel of The Firebug to Barks original intentions, having Donald ending up behind bars. Enjoy!

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Mit Luff

Someting quite exceptional...

A hand colored Krazy Kat daily presented to Lee Falk!

PS. I do not own it. Just found it on the interwebs.

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Nils the Cat in B&B 199!

Frequent visitors may have noticed the lack of regular updates the past year or two...
I havn't been lazy if that's what you think. No, no, no.
I've actually been writing and drawing comics more than before. One of the regular things I do is Nils the Cat (Katten Nils) togheter with my colleauge Johanna Kristiansson. Recently we were asked to do the cover for Bild & Bubbla #199, and last week it arrived!
If you can read Swedish and are interested in comics for kids this issue is something for you.

BTW: Here's my original inking for the cover, before we colored it.

(My layout sketch can be seen HERE, and Johanna's pencils can be seen HERE.)


Sunday, 8 June 2014

Jimmy Jell-O

Bill Peckman recently shared some of his designs for a never used Jell-O character with me. I thought that more people would enjoy seeing his sketches, so here they are with a few words by Bill himself:

"These xerox copies are of exploratory character designs done over 30 years ago. The character's name was Jimmy Jell-O, he was supposed to be used in TV commercials. I believe the character never went beyond this design stage and never materialized. Designing charcters was one of the real perks of TV advertising in those days. You were able to cut loose and then see which character would make the grade. Hope you'll have as much fun looking at these as I did doing them!"

That's all folks!