Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A Looney Tune

Walt Kelly certainly paid his dues as a comic book man, creating stories for the middle of many a book, early in his career.

For instance, he created half a dozen stories of Pat, Patsy and Pete for some early Looney Tunes Comics—obscure material and fairly rare to come by. But our blog compatriot OtherEric DID come by one and generously shares his scans with us here.

Kelly's style is quite recognizable, even early on, with his kids cute as ever. His bear bears a resemblance to Carl Bark's bears from this period, but how many different ways can you draw cartoon bears anyway?

It's all part of the Whirled of Kelly, from Looney Tunes & Merrie Melodies #24, October 1943:


  1. Wow, thanks for posting this, I've never seen it before!

  2. Thanks Doug, those are the words I love to see.

  3. "By his jugglin' vein..." Love it! Thanks for posting all this great stuff by wonderful Walt.

  4. A real treat! Thanks to OtherEric and yerself.