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Animation Anecdotes #298
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
January 27, 2017 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #298

In 1959, Jack Miller claimed that he had drawn at least thirty-five daily newspaper strips featuring the characters from the Crusader Rabbit series. Sadly, they’ve never been found.

Comics by Michael Maltese
BAXTER'S BREAKDOWNS
January 25, 2017 posted by Devon Baxter

Comics by Michael Maltese

Maltese freelanced in writing “funny animal” comic stories for the Sangor/Davis shop published between 1945-48 – and for Western Publishing (Dell and Gold Key) in the ‘60s and ‘70s

Bolivar, the Ostrich Unspoken
WALTER LANTZ ARCHIVE
January 21, 2017 posted by Tom Klein

Bolivar, the Ostrich Unspoken

How a St. Bernard from a 1936 cartoon and his subsequent Disney comics appearances may trace a path back to a forgotten character created by Pinto Colvig and Walter Lantz.

Animation Anecdotes #297
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
January 20, 2017 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #297

“Cartoonists are unusual people. They are adults who never grow old,” said Bill Hanna. “Our employees’ ages range from the teen-aged to the white-haired, but the atmosphere is that of the young at heart.”