Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Public Domain Daffy

Daffy the Commando

Here's a wartime short by Friz Freleng that's still in the Public Domain. I actually have a copy on VHS - one of those two dollar compilations with an unbelievably off-model Daffy on the cover. It's clear that these hodgepodge video production companies had no art department to speak of, but that's no reason to delegate package design to Aunt Dorothy the bookkeeper, despite the fine craftsmanship of the googley-eyed pine cone critters she makes for the local craft shows.

It's a great cartoon, and probably would have been shown regularly on the Turner programs were it not for the subject matter.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Christmas Comes But Once a Year

Merry Christmas!

That Grampy's a shrewd feller.

So is Santy. He got into the liquor cabinet again.

Friday, December 22, 2006

Wednesday, December 20, 2006


This is all that is left of an old college collage that spontaneously crumbled apart. See what happens when you stop believing in art!?!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Inbetweens of Interest

Look now upon these Inbetweens of Interest!

Flip the Frog, by Ub Iwerks, the other creator of Mickey Mouse. Good ol' Flip!

Flip enjoys life, and isn't afraid to show it.

Meanwhile, Mickey's violent half-brother gives Ol' Puss a hard time.

Ol' Puss, hopped up on Oxycontin, relates the story to an irate Flip, who threatens to send a letter of complaint to Bjork, NY. Oh well, better luck next time, fellas!

See more Flip the Frog Cartoons in The Ub Iwerks Collection Vol. 1.

Friday, December 1, 2006