Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Chad Grothkopf



Two charming sketches, pasted back to back, by one of the true masters of funny animal cartooning.
Anyone interested in learning to draw "cute"---and I mean that in a good way--search down Chad's work in golden-age comics like FUNNY ANIMALS, and HOPPY THE MARVEL BUNNY (which blew Chris George's mind when I first showed it to him!)

5 comments:

Randolph Hoppe said...

'salways good to see some Chad. And a Chad Hoppy, to boot!

Thanks for the link!

J.E.Daniels said...

I only have one issue of "Funny Animals" and it seems to concentrate on "Atomic Mouse".
Is he a Grothkopf creation as well?

rhoppe said...

...Kirby Museum link, that is...

Hmm... Atomic Mouse - Al Fago?

sdestefano said...

Randy--
yup, yup, and many thanks for your hard work presiding over the Kirby Museum.
And JE, Randy's right, Atomic Mouse was an Al Fago creation while he worked at Charlton. I recall that sometime in the 1950's, the title FUNNY ANIMALS, which was originally published by Fawcett in the 40's, was purchased by Charlton. Check the date on your copy, I would think it'd be from the 50's or later.
Thank you both for the comments!
sde

rhoppe said...

You're welcome, Stevie! ;^P