Monday, July 9, 2012
"Looney Tunes" (DC) # 113, June 2004: "Snore Loser"
Chuck Jones' Claude Cat never appeared in the old-school Looney Tunes comics, to my knowledge. But he HAS appeared several times in the modern DC series, and true to the original cartoons, his character design varies. In this story from 2004, writer Bill Matheny and artists David Alvarez and Mike DeCarlo adapted Claude's encounters with the yappy little dog Frisky Puppy to comic form, with hilarious results and a great character design that blends elements of Claude's various appearances. Pay attention to how Alvarez stages this story and the timing of the gags. It really feels like a 6-minute cartoon, even if it's only a 6-page comic.