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Sunday, September 09, 2007

Dave Tendlar's Herman & Katnip

I promise there will be no more comics-related posts for a while (tee-hee) but, considering I've highlighted yesterday the work of Famous animator Taras, today I want to share a real funny Herman and Katnip story drawn by another talented Famous artist, Dave Tendlar. Look at the poses of the "supporting mice"!

(Thanks to Larry T for the identification)

Well, I'll be seein' ya,
Duck Dodgers


Blogger Thad said...

Tendlar's work is solid, but I prefer Taras. It's much livelier.

Jerry said in San Diego that he's proposing a Taras/Tendlar collection to Dark Horse. Hopefully they do it!

4:52 pm

Blogger Duck Dodgers said...

Yep, they are two different planets.
Taras work is really full of energy and more cartoony.
Tendlar's works got many strong poses.

Wow, thanks for that info. A collection like that would be marvellous. They could sell it under the "Baby Huey" name and include stories by Taras and Tendlar with the duck, Buzzy and H&K.

5:29 pm

Blogger J. J. Hunsecker said...

Herman is a bastard!

I also prefer Taras's work, too.

8:12 pm

Anonymous Anonymous said...

>I also prefer Taras's work, too.

I, too, also, prefer Taras' work too, as well. As such.

10:03 am

Blogger J. J. Hunsecker said...

Excellent Jorge! I made that grammatic error as a test to see if you would notice it. You pass with flying colors. You may be ready for headier stuff next time. Maybe hanging participles, double negatives, tense errors, or the dreaded neither/nor, either/or conundrum. Maybe even "pronoun trouble".

6:54 pm

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Considering Seymour Knitel's desire for smooth-looking cartoons on a limited budget, you can see in Tendlar's drawings more of the thinking of a head animator, who's come up with very good-looking poses, but which are kind of stiff in conveying any really funny-looking action.

Taras' work is much looser, and he allows his character to go slightly off-model in a few panels, but the looser poses also are funnier, so the writing doesn't have to carry all the comedy. It's a style Famous was perfectly comfortable with in the 1940s, but got away from as each unit's "look" became more polished and standardized.

11:46 pm


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