Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Away For The Summer

I am currently several thousands of miles away from the Spectorphiles; hence, please don't waste your time looking for anything here until at least the beginning of the earliest. Thanks to all those who continue to patronize this site and drop comments. (All and any comments will continue to be posted --it may take a day or two since I've had to begin moderating them due to obnoxioua entrepeneurs).
- Paul

Friday, May 14, 2010

ARMY DAYS: WWII Signal Corps Sketches

My dad did not often sign his work. When it comes to sketches like these, signing one leads me to identify others. Else, I wouldn't be able to positively I.D. many others, as his style was changing at that point in time. Not that they're anything above the norm, but they just help with the continuity.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Coogy: BA-ROOM! 4th of July In April

I had somewhat planned to save this Coogy for the 4th of July (American Independence Day for you non USA-ers) and about as close as I could get to fireworks. However, my Uncle John dropped a comment in my previous post for Coogy, titled TERMINATION, that the title might signify that postings of the strip have come to an end. No such thing! Uncle John, this one goes out to you.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Monday, April 19, 2010

Linus The Lionhearted: The Flyin' Lion

In case you missed the comment a few posts back, Brubaker has mentioned and provided a link for "The Flyin' Lion", which was the pilot that sold the Ed Graham Prods series of Linus The Lionhearted. If you need more background on the show, just punch Linus into the searcher at the top of the page. Here's the comment:

select "Linus the Lionhearted" and click episode 4.

I'll just mention that although the soundtrack cover above has Graham's New York office stamped on it, all of the writing, animation, etc., was totally produced in Los Angeles (although not necessarilly the soundtrack itself.)

Thanks Bru!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Coogy NY Tribune Promo: PEnnsylvania 6-4000 (In Canada, 808-509)

Hey Spectorphiles. Here's the sales promo by the New York Herald Tribune for Coogy, from 1951. The written style of the copy was certainly not by my father's hand, but I suspect it might have been written by Harold Straubing, at that time an editor for the Trib, and subsequently he and his wife Helen (including Geisha, the gentlest German Shepard you'd ever want to meet) great lifelong friends of the family.
If you read my previous Coogy post then you'll notice the "Tennis Anyone" from which it's referenced.

Here's the strip that the Trib decided to put on the back of the promo:

I think I might have already posted the original for this, but in case not here it is:

Chronologically, this is a follow-up leading into a series to which unfortunately (Damn you Bekins Moving and Storage) I don't have the remainder:

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Coogy: The Bus To Hollywood

I'm just putting this online because it's a dobie and I already had it scanned (I'm temporarilly enstranged from the Irvchives). Pay attention to the top right panel where Coogy says "Tennis anyone" -- it was included in the NY Tribune's promo to its syndicators...which will be shortly published here. Enjoy.

From October 7, 1951:

Monday, April 5, 2010

Casper, On The Cheap

The following speaks for itself. Forget about the return address -- we were in Los Angeles and my dad had already been freelancing for Paramount for several years. He was at Hanna-Barbera by the date of this invoice. Geeze, can you imagine this kind of price for boards? Well, then again, it is Casper

Monday, March 29, 2010

Abner The Baseball -- A LIttle Pepper In There Boy

In October of 2009 I received emails from Turkey. Here are some excerpts: late 80's abner the baseball became very popular in turkey .everybody looks for it but nobody can find.

abner was shown in turkish tv channel TRT , between 85-90's.(in the football matches half times.) turkish children loved it very much.especially "little pepper in there boy" became an idiom.. turkish people use it as "Hadi biraz biberliyelim" it means "let's start" for people aged 25-30 remembers abner...they talk how they can find it, some of them will be very happy to see that cartoon just one time again .because abner is one part of their childhood.

So, I asked Bob Jaques if he had a copy the thing, and it was immediately uploaded. Fatih, in Turkey, wrote me, ...from now on you are God to me. I forwarded the message to Bob, as it was better meant for him, who replied (to me), "I think you are the divine one." While Bob and I were discussing who was going to be the One, Fatih emails me: it s only a joke paul :)
That's too bad, because as the One, I had already made a list of all the butt I was gonna kick.

Here's Abner:

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Paramount Cartoon: The Inquisit Visit

Dave Mackey has launched another of my father's cartoons on youtube. Maybe not the best of them, but I have to say I have not actually had the chance to see it before. Hats off Dave!

The Inquisit Visit -

BTW, Do you have The Ring-A-Ding Kid? No one I know seems to have ever seen it!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Three Paramount Tunes on the Tube

The ever-industrious Dave Mackey has notified me that he's placed three of my dad's Paramount cartoons on youtube.

As per Dave: You will notice that all of the cartoons have original Paramount title cards. I wasn't sure of the main title for Cool Cat Blues so I went ahead and used the "The Cat" title card from one of the final two cartoons.

Cool Cat Blues -

Le Petite Parade -

Cane and Able -

Thanks Dave!