The original artwork for these Paramount Sales News cartoons is probably next to nonexistent, but thanks to Bob Jaques (who else?), we know that at least the artwork for Sept. 14, 1938 survives and was auctioned off four years ago. And we present it here. Note the lettering on the rabbit. Damage? Revised later?
Has anyone ever seen the one-sheet for Mutiny Ain’t Nice? If so, does it match the Oct. 26th panel? Starting around this time, the trade magazine began to use the poster art to advertise the cartoons (we’ll see a few examples soon) rather than original unique pieces.
September-October 1938 (click to enlarge)
Here’s a sample of what the Paramount salesmen were selling to the theaters at the time these promotional pieces above appeared in print.
Below: Mutiny Ain’t Nice (released September 23rd, 1935)
Below: Sally Swing (released October 14th, 1938)