Animation History
January 27, 2014 posted by

The Bosko Comic Strip – Part 2


Here’s quite a historic document – a letter from Leon Schlesinger to “Messrs. Hugh Harman and Rudolph Ising” which was included with their final monies owed, as the producers split with each other. If that were’t enough, it’s actually signed by all three. Mega-collector Martin Almeyra provided us with this rarity from his collection (click to enlarge it) – as well as the comic panels printed below which continue our serialized attempt to collect the rare 1934 Bosko newspaper comic strip.

Bosko and Bruno are captured by cannibals. Click each strip to enlarge.



UPDATE: Looney Tunes In Orlando: I had a blast in Orlando over the weekend at the Orange County Regional History Center. Got to meet many of you – as well as catching up with Cartoon Research star columnists Jim Korkis and Greg Ehrbar. The incredible exhibit of Warner Bros. Cartoon Art – original cels, storyboards, pencils, backgrounds – was curated by Steve Schneider (That’s All Folks!). It’s beautifully produced and presented and its going on now through March 23rd. An absolute must-see if you get to Central Florida within the next two months.

Check the website for more information. Below are a few pictures I illegally snapped while on the premises. Click to enlarge, but better yet – Go there!



  • Regarding the Bosko comic strips – how long did they run in newspapers?

  • Love the Bosko strips and the animation lessons at the bottom.

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