Thursday, December 18, 2008

Comic Book Interlude: Little Lionel, "The Big Game"

My father's Little Lionel from Timely's Super Rabbit #13, 1948. You'll definitely notice some differences in drawing and writing styles between this and his other comic work from the Muggy-Doo and Lucky Duck era (1953-54) posted previously. In this, his line is less flamboyant and his writing style succinct -- in fact there are many panels with no dialogue at all. I chalk this up to the fact that in 1948 he was mostly animating for Famous and had yet to move into the story department, as he had by the time Muggy/Lucky was produced. The inking here lends itself more to cartoony animation, while Lucky's wavy-type lines would be murder.

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