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Jim Tyer began drawing stories for the St. John comics in 1948. Unlike the other freelancing animators, Tyer wrote his own stories, which often led to strange but humorous ideas.
In the 1940s, arguably the most prominent animator from Famous Studios to freelance on funny animal comics was Jim Tyer, at the time serving as head animator/de-facto director on Popeye cartoons.
Most existent versions of these cartoons were panned-and-scanned for television airings, so I took upon myself to find as many wide-format prints on film as possible – the only way to view these cartoons the proper way.
Paul Terry is featured in this week’s film as a shining example of how the Social Security system is working. It’s quite a rarity in that I don’t think there are too many surviving prints.