Friday, September 21, 2012

Ace in the Hole

Ace Gorham was born in 1901.  According to Magicpedia he worked as a product salesman for the Standard Oil company and became a successful magician in his spare time.  There is no record that he was able to pull a cartoon rabbit out of a hat.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Headless Rabbits Against Magic

I don't remember if I've posted this one before but if I have it's worth re-running.  It's an early piece from the great Sam Gross which was reprinted in Taboo, a collection of what was then risqué and controversial cartoons.  Thanks to Mike Lynch for the link.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Rags Rabbit Against Magic

Billed as "the funniest rabbit in comics", Rags Rabbit was one of a rare foray into the Funny Animal genre from Harvey Comics. It ran for eight issues back in the early fifties. Rags appears to be the larger of the two rabbits here (his tiny sidekick is called "Pesky" for reason that will become apparent if you read more). Via Super I.T.C.H.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Rabbits Against Bronze Casting

I really love the work of illustrator  Óscar Villán. I discovered him through his children's book illustrations.  He recently had his Pequeño Conejo Blanco (Little White Rabbit) character cast in bronze. He has a nice Flickr stream here as well.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Dibs From Down Under

The austere Australian Cartoonists Association did a nice little write up on my humble little comic strip this week.  Thanks guys! Or to put it in words you can better understand, ¡sʎnƃ sʞuɐɥʇ  ˙ʞǝǝʍ sıɥʇ dıɹʇs ɔıɯoɔ ǝlʇʇıl ǝlqɯnɥ ʎɯ uo dn ǝʇıɹʍ ǝlʇʇıl ǝɔıu ɐ pıp uoıʇɐıɔossɐ sʇsıuooʇɹɐɔ uɐılɐɹʇsnɐ ǝɹǝʇsnɐ ǝɥʇ.