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.

1 comment:

ramapith said...

That really is Disney's Oswald Rabbit—as he looked by the 1940s when Universal's subsequent animation head, Walter Lantz, had redesigned him several times.
By the mid-1950s, Lantz's Oswald evolved further to look once again quite a lot like the contemporary Mickey.