Cartoon Storyboards from the Sixties -- Irv Spector draws Linus the Lionhearted

Gorilla pounds Linus the Lionhearted into the ground with his fist
The classic cartooning and animation work of Irv Spector has started to re-emerge from underneath the sands of time and forgetfulness. Irv Spector's son, Paul, is spearheading the Irv Spector revival with his posts about the life and work of his father on the Spectorphile blog at

Storyboard panels from 1964 cartoon Linus the Lionhearted Storyboard art by Irv Spector

As a storyboard artist, the stuff that gets me most excited are these beautifully loose storyboards from the 1960's TV cartoon, Linus the Lionhearted.

Cartoon duck talking with cartoon lion playing william tell with an apple and an arrow

See all the storyboards as well as the story outline, model sheets and animation layout art at the Spectorphile blog at:


More Irv Spector storyboard art at Cartoon Brew:


p spector said...

Thanks Sherm! I have a small amount of leftovers of some partial boards. I'll try and get them up for you when next we revisit Linus. BTW, I like 'em "loose" too. - Paul

Will Finn said...

Hi Sherm, I don't know if you are old enough to have seen LINUS but I loved it. A really fun show with a great voice cast and appealing designs. Too bad the whole cereal tie-in kiboshed it-- I was living proof it was not a conflict of interest-- I HATED the cereal but the show was great...

Thanks to you and Paul.