Bertie Bruin Tries to Kill his Forest Pals -- Freaky Funnies by Ellis Holly Chambers

Bertie Bruin cartoon Bear funny animal comic book scan
The last couple of posts featured the freaked-out funny-animal comics of Ellis Holly ChambersIf you missed them, check out the stories of Eddie the Elephant and Percy Pelican from the pages of Hi-Ho Comics #1 (1946). Links right below:

Eddie Elephant cartoon comic face

This story, “Bertie Bruin” continues the fascinatingly freakish art of Ellis Holly Chambers, but with an added twist: Some of the most horrible storytelling I’ve ever seen in a comic book!

Bertie Bruin Page 1 cartoon bear with slingshot Bertie Bruin Page 2 cartoon bear with slingshot Bertie Bruin Page 3 cartoon bear shoots slingshot Bertie Bruin Page 4 cartoon bear makes a bow and arrow Bertie Bruin Page 5 cartoon bear shoots a bow and arrow

It’s quite an object lesson in what NOT to do when drawing comics.

In the transition from page 2 to page 3 I had NO idea what the heck was going on. The flopping stage direction and confusingly similar character designs left me scratching my head, wondering if the pages were printed out of order.

And what happened between the last panel of page 3 and the first panel of page 4???
Once I figured it out, I went along for the ride and enjoyed watching a cute story disintegrate into confusion because of bad staging. But it’s a fun disaster.

See LOTS more crazy comics by Ellis Holly Chambers here:

Percy Pelican – The H. Chambers Comic Book Madness Continues

Last week I posted an Eddie Elephant comic book story by H. Chambers, from Hi-Ho Comics #1 (back in 1946). Here’s another trippy tale, Percy Pelican, which features my favorite art from the whole comic!Percy Pelican funny animal comic book by EC H Ellis Holly Chambers Army soldier recruit Percy Pelican funny animal comic book by EC H Ellis Holly Chambers Percy Pelican visits doctor funny animal cartoon comic book by EC H Ellis Holly Chambers Percy Pelican gets a shot with syringe from doctor funny animal comic book by EC H Ellis Holly Chambers Percy Pelican is a soldier in cartoon boot camp funny animal comic book by EC H Ellis Holly Chambers cartoon boot camp soldier KP washing dishes Percy Pelican funny animal comic book by EC H Ellis Holly Chambers
Make sure to check out the previous post (and the comments for that post) for more info about the enigmatic H. Chambers!

How to Get Your Cintiq Tablet To Recognize Your Stylus Pen

Cintiq users: Have you ever fired up your Wacom tablet and find that you can't draw anything because your pen doesn't show up on the screen? When your stylus stops working, here are a couple proven ways to get your tablet to recognize it again, so you can get back to your digital drawing, inking and painting:

There's not much room on this blog to show you the full-sized version, so if you want to see it bigger, just click thru on the video while it's playing and you'll be able to see it full-sized on YouTube.

Every once in a while, the stylus pen on my Cintiq tablet just doesn't show up on the screen. The last time it happened on my older computer I never got it to work again, until I upgraded to Windows 7.

Anyway, the last time it happened, I scoured the web for tech help forums and I finally found the answers. Sometimes you just need to turn the monitor off and start it again. But if that doesn't work, you have to tweak the Windows Services. Don't worry -- it's easy if you follow along with the video (above).

If you have any Wacom tablet tips, let me know in the comments. Anytime we can share these discoveries it helps everybody else!

Funnybook Freak-out: Hi-Ho Comics

cartoon Carousel merry go round funny animals bear indian elephant pelican Coming up in the next few posts: some of the freakiest funny animal comic book stories I've ever seen! Here's a tiny sneak peek of the goodies to come: How many mstakes can you find in this drawing cartoon comic book
Percy Pelican Uncle Sam cartoon comic book vintage funny animal Oh, man...that Percy Pelican splash panel is amazing!
Daffy Dragon  cartoon comic book vintage funny animal …all from the fermented & demented pen
of one “H. Chambers.”
Eddie Elephant vintage funny animal cartoon comic book
Anybody know who this guy is? I’ve looked him up, but zippo-zilch-nada so far.
cartoon monkeys cityscape comic book funny animal Hi-Ho It’s all coming up soon, so stay tuned ^_^
cartoon Pelican vintage funny animal

Hey Look! Full-Color Scans of Harvey Kurtzman’s Late 40’s Masterpiece

Hey look toaster
Harvey Kurtzman is my biggest cartooning inspiration, and his “Hey Look” one-pagers are my favorite examples of his hilarious work.
Hey Look slipper
The book collection of these comics is out-of-print, and selling for upwards of $80, but lucky for us, Chris at Comicrazys has posted some beautiful full-color scans of these late 1940’s cartoon masterpieces.Hey look hard boiled egg These panels are just a random assortment of some of my favorite Kurtzman drawings. Make sure to click over to :
…to see the full pages in all their cartoony glory!
Hey look toaster Harvey KurtzmanHey Look opera Harvey Kurtzman singing Hey Look potatoe Harvey Kurtzman chef hat Hey Look chair Harvey Kurtzman Hey Look fire Harvey Kurtzman Hey Look Cereal Harvey Kurtzman Hey Look Movies Harvey Kurtzman Hey Look shuddup Harvey Kurtzman Hey look egg Harvey Kurtzman