Sunday, May 16, 2010

Huckleberry Hound

Illustrated by Norman McGary & Hawley Pratt
Written by Carl Memling
Copyright 1960
















12 comments:

TokyoMagic! said...

Thank you for posting this! My brother and I had this book. Actually, it is probably still in a box out in my mom's garage. I should probably go rescue it. It can't be doing it any good to be out there!

Joel Brinkerhoff said...

Wow, what a beautiful post, especially exciting in its painterly techniques and dimensional interpretation of cartoon characters. The trees alone are worth analyzing and the mixture of thin background washes with sponged texturing and opaque characters on top make great contrasts. I’m betting these were done in Gouache with one man presumable doing the blue monochrome pictures and the other the full color stuff.

pumml said...

Thanks for putting this up, Barbie! One of my absolute favorites in terms of the illustration. Love the way McGary paints. I just wish they had the money and could've published the whole thing in full color, so we wouldn't have to guess how cool the duotone images looked in their natural state.

Freckled Derelict said...

Thanks everyone!

TokyoMagic!-Definitly take that sucker out of the garage asap!

Joel - Very good guess and probably right!

Pumml - I whole heartedly agree if only it were full color I'd be in heaven!

pumml said...

Hey Joel,

I believe you're right about the gouache part, but Pratt was undoubtedly the layout man (his specialty) and McGary would have done all the paints. More than likely they shot the plates at the printer and turned the odd spread 2-color to save money. That means that some lucky collector probably has all the originals in full color.

Freckled Derelict said...

Thanks Pummel. If only I could get my hands on those originals!

Ivan G. Shreve, Jr. said...

I hate those meeses to pieces.

Jeff Overturf said...

When I see art like this, it's no wonder we had such happy childhoods.

What will the children exposed to only Dora and Hello Kitty have?

Ned said...
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ridd said...

probably my favorite big golden book of all time. love it to death

Katy Hargrove said...

Just found this place, what a wonderful blog! So much art to wander through. :)

Gems & Jewellery said...

Nice post. but its too small. how can i read this.