Friday, October 17, 2008
Harvey Eisenberg's Two Mouseketeers
Yesterday Hairy Green Eyeball showed you a 1953 kid's book with artwork by animator/cartoonist Harvey Eisenberg. The Eyeball showed a Little Golden Book-style adventure of Beany and Cecil. My choice is this beautiful example of his comic book work from The Two Mouseketeers, Four Color Comics #475, with a date of June 1953.
When I think of Eisenberg I think of his great composition from panel to panel and page to page, but also his action-filled artwork. His characters run low to the ground, and they always seem to be in some sort of motion. As a sort of signature of his work Eisenberg used occasional silhouettes, see page 1 of the story.
Eisenberg died way too young in 1965 at age 53.