Sunday, September 23, 2007

OTHER PEOPLE'S CHARACTERS




A very Floyd Gottfredson MR. MXYZPTLK (this is how I orignally wanted to draw him for DC's BIZARRO, several years back), some Woody, Barney and one of Bud Blake's characters (drawn during a particularly dull meeting) and POPEYE AND OLIVE, hyperstylized (I haven't posted this before, have I? I don't think I have. No, I'm pretty sure not.)
I just finished watching some of the supplemental stuff on the Popeye DVD set, and enjoyed it immensely. Anyone out there that loves Popeye really should do themselves a favor and get the set, it's quite good.

12 comments:

Will Finn said...

wow! the kid from TIGER (Bud Blake design) takes me back. I haven't thought about that strip for years. it was very well drawn tho. nice total cartoon recall!

FunBox Comedy said...

Incredibly well done. The Mr. Mxyzptlk is my favorite.

ALBERT PARDO said...

---ABSOLUTELY MY FAVORITE POPEYE SKETCH EVER...!!! ...THE FIRST TIME I SAW IT WAS IN THAT DRAW MAGAZINE INTERVIEW, AND SEEING IT NOW IN COLOR ITS EVEN BETTER...!!!

Carly Monardo said...

Really love what you've done with those designs! My favorite sketch might be the one of Barney...I always liked it when he looked a little stupid.

dwestburg said...

I stumbled across your Poopdeck Pappy model sheet that you posted last year. I thought I'd let you know that you can find Fleischer Popeye model sheets at:
http://klangley.blogspot.com/search/label/Fleischer

:: smo :: said...

these are great! i always loved woody woodpecker's demented eyes!

i had a question for ya too! i just got one watching the popeyes [i might have 3 left] and i wondered...when does the jeep come in? i remember him being in there around the same time as the goons right? next set p'raps? the jeep rocks, i love your drawing of him on the packaging!

Joakim Gunnarsson said...

You really captured Floyd Gottfredson's sense of design when you did that Mxyzptlk!
I love it!

enzo avolio said...

These are terrific!

Lauren said...

These are great! Love the Popeye and Olive!

ryan said...

awesome woody woodpecker

Jay D Smith said...

fantastic stuff!

david gemmill said...

really cool pages. i like the woody woodpecker a lot.