Friday, May 29, 2009

Number 531

Clint Clobber's hectic day

DeWitt Clinton Clobber was a creation of animation director Gene Deitch for Terrytoons. Here's a 1957 model sheet Deitch did of the character. Deitch, who relocated to Prague, Czechoslovakia in the late '50s, is considered a legend among animators.

"Clint Clobber's Day," drawn by Jim Tyer, is from Mighty Mouse Fun Club Magazine #5, 1958. It's funny, almost like a storyboard for an animated cartoon.


Mr. Karswell said...

Fun stuff Pappy... never heard of this one. Isn't there a Terr'ble Thompson collection coming out soon? Or maybe it's already out, I remember seeing something about it in Previews many moons ago.

Mr. Karswell said...

The Terr'ble Thompson book came out like 2 years ago, haha! much for "news!"

Pappy said...

Well, actually it was news to me, so thanks!

Jerry Beck said...

The artwork on this Clint clobber comic was drawn by animator Jim Tyer, a cartooning genius who drew many Terrytoon comics, Felix the Cat comic books and dozens of one-shot strips in mags like COO-COO and HA-HA COMICS.