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Comics By Marty Taras – Part 2
BAXTER'S BREAKDOWNS
December 28, 2016 posted by Devon Baxter

Comics By Marty Taras – Part 2

Part two of my survey of comic book art by animator Marty Taras – the creator of Baby Huey – who’s specialty of hilariously violent slapstick action made him a perfect artist for Harvey comics of the 1950s.

“Snoopy the Musical” on Records
ANIMATION SPIN
December 27, 2016 posted by Greg Ehrbar

“Snoopy the Musical” on Records

It was a stage musical and a TV special, but how does the second “Peanuts” musical comedy also connect to David Bowie, Disneyland, Roger Rabbit and The Muppets?

Paul Whiteman Take-Offs
NEEDLE DROP NOTES
December 26, 2016 posted by James Parten

Paul Whiteman Take-Offs

Paul Whiteman was such a well-known personality that cartoons – topical creatures that they were – would waste no opportunity to have a little fun with him.

The King of Jazz gets Animated
NEEDLE DROP NOTES
December 19, 2016 posted by James Parten

The King of Jazz gets Animated

Paul Whiteman conducted the biggest dance-band throughout the 1920’s, and into the 1930’s. He also appeared two cartoons with Oswald Rabbit and Walter Lantz.