Happy Thankgiving

23 Nov

Here’s a couple of model sheets that are fitting for Thanksgiving. The first is from Tex Avery’s “Jerky Turkey” and the other is from Tex’s Screwy Squirrel cartoon “Big Heel-Watha”. You’ll probably notice that some of the drawings on the “Heel-Watha” model sheet were used in Preston Blair’s book. Enjoy the holiday!

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6 Responses to “Happy Thankgiving”

  1. Brett W. Thompson November 23, 2006 at 8:49 am #

    Ah, wonderful!! Happy Thanksgiving to you too, Kevin 🙂I love these model sheets…By the way, I got ahold of “Dessins of Tex Avery” when I saw you mention it on here 🙂 Very beautiful book, but not very many model sheets- where did you get these, for instance?Anyway, I always enjoy your posts, as you know 🙂

  2. Kevin Langley November 24, 2006 at 3:40 am #

    I hoped you enjoyed the day Brett. I love the Les Dessin’s book, but yeah there’s not too many model sheets and I wonder why the Screw Squirrel and Out-Foxed model sheet are printed as negative? But it really is a great book. Most of these Tex Avery model sheets are in Tex Avery:MGM Years. It’s also out of print but is an equally beautiful book. It’s one of my most treasured possessions. I think “Tex Avery King of Cartoons” has a couple that aren’t in either of the other books. I wish there was a book that featured the art from MGM’s cartoon studio. Starting with Harman-Ising’s shorts through Tom and Jerry, Tex, Michael Lah’s later shorts and especially George Gordon’s few shorts. Dick Lundy’s too. I can’t find anything from those to guys cartoons, except a Barney Bear model sheet and a couple of animation drawings from “Stork’s Holiday”.

  3. Thad K November 24, 2006 at 3:06 pm #

    Howard Lowerly is always listing layouts and drawings from the MGM cartoons (and Warners and Disney) on eBay. I’ve never won anything from him because some OCD case with a ton of cash always wins. You should check his auctions out.< HREF="http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZhlloweryQQhtZ-1" REL="nofollow">http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZhlloweryQQhtZ-1<>THAD

  4. Kevin Langley November 24, 2006 at 3:50 pm #

    Yeah I always save the pics from his auctions because I’ve never won anything. He’s auctioned some really great stuff too.

  5. Thad K November 24, 2006 at 10:50 pm #

    Just beware of some of the things he lists as layouts, like < HREF="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270049192693" REL="nofollow">this one<>.The red line drawing is a bad tracing of the real layout drawing. In essence Soggy paid a tons of cash for a pencil smudged background and a poorly traced drawing.THAD

  6. Robert Hume November 27, 2006 at 7:49 am #

    Wow these are great! Haven’t been by this blog in a while, nice to see your still managing to find and post all these cool cartoon gems for us to view and take in. I need to link to this site, it’s just too great!

    -Bob

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