I don't often support Kickstarter projects, but I've contributed to THIS one!
Animation archaeologist Tommy José Stathes provided super-rare silent cartoon films to "Cartoon Carnival" -- adocumentary about the silent-era pioneers of animated cartoons. Cartoons were WAY crazier back then!
"This is the simplest and easiest way to draw comic faces," claims this 1923 promotional sample page from the W.L. Evans School of Cartooning. CLICK on image to open up the full-sized version to see all the details.
Wow -- I don't know how I've never seen these before, but I just found an early comic book story by Frank Frazetta featuring Judy of the Jungle. From Exciting Comics #59 (1947), here's "Judy of the Jungle!"
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Have you ever read those amazing Super Mouse comics by Milt Stein? Well, these Super-Cat comics are nothing like those. They’re clumsily drawn and the story is so stupid that it’s charming.
OK…to be fair, this Super-Cat is really just a parody place-holder than a real character like Super Mouse was. Super-Cat’s total obliviousness is kinda fun…
I’m just fascinated by the clunky off-kilter low-rent second-string execution of this story. The first three panels are so incredibly dopey that I was hooked right away Enjoy!
from Super-Cat Volume 1, Number 4
Published by Ajax-Farrell in May 1958