Yardbirds by Dan DeCarlo

The Yardbirds -- Early 1950’s Dan DeCarlo
Click on any page for a BIG-view comic book scan

Students: Disney is looking for Story Artists for Summer Associate Program

Walt Disney Animation Studios Mickey Mouse
Here's an amazing opportunity I wish I had when I was starting out as a storyboard artist: Walt Disney Animation Studios has a summer internship/training program for Story Artists, and they're taking applications for this summer. According to the announcement, Disney's Summer Associate Story Artist program is a …
"ten-week Art & Production Associate Program has been created for students who will be returning to school in the fall. Under the guidance of a Disney Mentor, Associates will be immersed in our world of art, storytelling and moviemaking. The Associate Program brings a group of students together to form a multi-disciplinary team. The Summer Associates work closely together in a once-in-a-lifetime-before-graduation experience in the art of animation.
"We are seeking Story Artists for the 2010 Summer Associate session at our Burbank, CA studio. The session will begin in June. Story Artists have the ability to visualize a film script in a series of panels somewhat like a comic strip. They are able to convey the essence of story line, scene structure, character emotion and create action and humor in alignment with the overall direction of the film. Ability to quick sketch, a mastery of human and animal anatomy, a filmic sense and a design-caricature ability are all necessary requirements.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, however the deadline for applications is April 20th. For international students, the deadline to apply is February 28th"
You can apply via the web at Now get on it!

What are SORDID comic books doing to our children? 1954 News Article on Dr. Frederic Wertham

Dr Frederic Wertham on comic books children

April 24, 1954 – From the Milwaukee Journal:
What are SORDID comic books doing to our children?

“The Senate judiciary subcommittee on juvenile delinquency is currently holding hearings in New York on the effect of comic books upon child behavior. Among those who have testified before the subcommittee is Dr. Frederic Wertham, senior psychiatrist of hospitals and author of a new book, “The Seduction of the Innocent” published this week by Rinehart.”

Click on the newspaper clipping image to read “a chat with Dr. Wertham” from the very week his infamous book was released. Google is scanning tons of old newspapers, so you can read it right from the pages of the old newspaper scans. Fun to search thru the archives too!

Fun Cartoony Character Designer Steve Lambe

Donald duck by steve lambe
Just discovered these wonderful images (and MANY more) on Steve Lambe's blog! Lots of great cartoon designs and fun drawings there at:

Felix: The FINALE of The Haunted Castle by Otto Messmer

Felix_The_Cat_and_The_Haunted_Castle_1944 - Page 45 The 47-page Felix epic comes to a close with this final chapter!
If you missed the first 40 pages, see
Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four

Felix_The_Cat_and_The_Haunted_Castle_1944 - Page 41 Click on any page for a BIG Felix vintage comic book scanFelix_The_Cat_and_The_Haunted_Castle_1944 - Page 42 Felix_The_Cat_and_The_Haunted_Castle_1944 - Page 43 Felix_The_Cat_and_The_Haunted_Castle_1944 - Page 44 Felix_The_Cat_and_The_Haunted_Castle_1944 - Page 45 Felix_The_Cat_and_The_Haunted_Castle_1944 - Page 46

Felix_The_Cat_and_The_Haunted_Castle_1944 - Page 47 Oops! That last panel is a dead giveaway that these comics are comic strip reprints! As soon as one story ends, another one starts right up to keep those readers coming back for more ^_^

The last few pages of this comic book are devoted to a couple short stories:

Felix_The_Cat_and_The_Haunted_Castle_1944 - Page 48 Felix_The_Cat_and_The_Haunted_Castle_1944 - Page 49 Felix_The_Cat_and_The_Haunted_Castle_1944 - Page 50 …and another short tale to fill out the inside back cover and the back cover, too.

Felix_The_Cat_and_The_Haunted_Castle_1944 - Page 51

Felix_The_Cat_and_The_Haunted_Castle_1944 - Page 52 You sure get your money’s worth when you buy a Dell comic!
52 pages of wall-to-wall comic book fun!