Saturday, August 11, 2012

"Bugs Bunny" (Whitman)#233, 1981: "Food Feud"

This story from 1981 isn't near as bad as it looks. Oh, it's far from inspired writing, and the artwork leaves a lot to be desired (okay, the artwork bites a big one, and I don't mean carrot.) I have to question who drew this, because whoever it was, the concept of facial expression eluded him. Every character, in just about every panel, has their mouth open. Maybe they just didn't care. Maybe somebody rolled joints with the character model sheets long before this was drawn, and the artist just winged it.

But it actually does manage to get the personalities of Bugs and Daffy right, and they interact the way they did in some of their cartoon matchups. It's also amusing to see Bugs Bunny address an actual doctor as "Doc".





4 comments:

  1. Yeah, Western was in really big trouble by that point. At least it wasn't another "capturing the crook" storyline.

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  2. I think I may have had this issue. The artwork isn't horrible (aside from the fact that characters don't seem to be looking at anything in particular), just a bit too cutesy for WB. At least it's not as off-model and rushed looking as Filmation's Tom and Jerry at its worst.

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  3. And, compared to what the contemporary UNCLE SCROOGE comics looked like at this time, this art was quite good!

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  4. Nick: "Capture the crook" was a common cliche in the later comics. Some were quite good, some were terrible. There are a couple of excellent specials they did with Porky and Sylvester solving a mystery, and I plan to show them in the future.

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