Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Tastes Just Like Chicken

"Acronize" is the trade name for the antibiotic chlortetracycline, and acronized is used to describe products that have been treated with it. These five drawings are all I have of what I imagine must have been an industrial that my dad worked on somewhere along the line. Looks like the 1950s or early 60s to me.

You don't need me to break down the word "chlortetracycline" for you, but an arduous one-minute of personal online research has revealed to me that it is the first tetracycline to be discovered (1945), and is used in quantity for the treatment of bacteria in animals that some of us might eat. If you have any left over around your farm or house, cure your pig (sorry, couldn't resist that one), your cat's conjunctivitis, and of course, add it to your chicken feed.

"Time to get acronized. Oh Boy! See ya!"

You're next, dude!


Sherm said...

What a fantastic chicken design...somehow naturalistic and "cartoon modern" and very animated as well!

Paul...thanks for sharing all this great artwork this year. Happy 2009!

p spector said...

Thanks Sherm! And thanks too for the coverage Cartoon Snap has provided as I've gotten Spectorphile off the ground these past two months. Happy 2009 right back at you. - Paul

Ger Apeldoorn said...


If you are going to devote some space to Sam Cobean, I have two ads I think he did and found some information about the cartoon He Can't Make It Stick, which makes me think it was a war dep. cartoon, so it could be something you father worked on.

Eric Noble said...

Oh my gosh, is that Super Chicken? Your dad worked on that? It's one of my favorite cartoons of all time.

p spector said...

Hey Weirdo,

I have more model sheets of some of the other characters. I'll try and get a post up of them for you within the next couple of months. -- Paul

p spector said...

Thanks Ger. At some point I will post the Cobean material, although I feel it's too close in time right now, since I had them up at Michael Sporn's not all that long ago. When the time comes I'll get in touch about them. Thanks. - Paul