Andrea/Duck Dodgers here. I friendly welcome every fan of animation at my blog. The goal is to support the love and rediscovery of Classic Theatrical Cartoons from the Golden Age of Animation, keeping meanwhile an eye on Golden Age "Funny Animals" Comics as well as on modern animated productions! Every SUPPRESSED ethnic caricature to be sometimes presented here is just for HISTORICAL and EDUCATIONAL purpose and NOT to offend anyone. Stay Tooned and Enjoy the place !

Monday, June 02, 2008

Wolfie's antics by the one and only Walt Kelly

It is now no mistery that one of my favorite cartoon character is Famous' Wolfie, expecially for the marvellous Berth Lahr's "Cowardly Lion"-like characterization provided by Sid Raymond.
Here we have "our hero" in a comic story drawn by none other than Walt Kelly. David "God's gift to animation and comics fans" Gerstein provided these beautiful scans and here I am, sharing them with you.
Note how Wolfie resembles Goofy, expecially Barks' version of it.




Blogger Kevin W. Martinez said...

Wolfie resembles Zeke Wolf so much here it's crazy.

2:35 pm

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I should add that this is another one that Kelly most certainly didn't ink; though his style is again obvious in the staging and particularly certain character close-ups (the squirrel on the last page, to be sure!).

5:18 pm

Blogger classicparamountcartoons said...

Not to offend anyone, but on pages 4 & 5, the plumber disguse looks like the Big Bad Wolf's brushpeddler disguse in Disney's "Thee Little Pigs":

8:21 pm

Blogger Kevin W. Martinez said...

Hey Andrea,

I didn't notice this before, but Wolfie's disguise actually looks a lot like Bugs' Dr. Killpatient getup from Hare Tonic (he has the hat, the glasses, and the beard. Doesn't look much like Zeke Wolf's Jewish disguise to me)

1:07 am

Blogger Marc Deckter said...

Nice! Thanks for posting this Andrea.

2:32 am

Blogger Joe said...

What Comic book is this from?

3:45 am

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Walt kelly's wolfie kinda look like goofy or it looks like that goofy rip off from those fix & foxi charthers

and WTF is that ginger nutts on the hot stuff comic book cover on here C:\Documents and Settings\INTERNET\My Documents\My Pictures\24-1.jpg

5:40 pm


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