Saturday, July 30, 2011

Many Rabbits Against Magic

Not Disney's Oswald the *Lucky* Rabbit but  instead an obscure Dell comic from 1948.  According to the excellent Big Blog of Kids' Comics:

Dan Gormley was a principal artist for Four Color during the 1940s and 50s; and certainly one of the unsung names that made that historic comic so superb. He has become better known in recent years for providing a great deal of the artwork on John Stanley's take on Bushmiller's Nancy; but his best stuff came when working in his own highly individual style - usually on various Walter Lantz creations (like here with Oswald Rabbit). This is from Four Color No. 183, March 1948; and Gormley did all the pages as well as this super cover.

You can see the full comic here.  Thanks Mykal.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Rabbits Against It's Magic Charlie Brown

One of the "extra features" on the "It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown" is a heretofore unknown to me TV special called "It's Magic Charlie Brown" from 1981.  Amazingly this is the 21st television special out of a current total of 45 made featuring the Peanuts characters.  I had no idea they'd been so many.  I really enjoyed Woodstock with rabbit ears being pulled out of the hat.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Foxy Rabbit Cruelty

"A Magic Story" photographed by Ellen Von Unworth for Vogue Italia, September 1997.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Rabbits Against Magic Shopping Bags

An ingenious if slightly cruel shopping bag for Houdini's Magic Shop in Detroit.  Via.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Rabbits Against Cobbling Stands

We have several of those cobbling stands in our basement left over from when it was a cobbling shop, along with lots of wooden shoe-shaped devices for stretching shoes.  They're too nice to throw away but completely impractical to keep, except when you're looking for a idea for a comic strip.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Music Round

In my other incarnation as a second-rate musician, I contributed to this otherwise rather fine collection of David Bowie cover version all done in the twangy surf guitar instrumental style.  There's 22 tracks in all if you include the excellent "mystery track". My humble entry with my band Monkey Versus Robot, is a possibly ill-advised attempt at The Jean Genie.  You can see the full track list and buy it at a very reasonable price here.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Rabbits Against The Great Dino

The great Sam Henderson has been scanning and posting pages from his collection of browning Cracked magazines. over on his highly worthwhile Magic Whistle blog. This "silent" strip is from issue #95, September 1971, by Larry Barth.