Friday, August 22, 2014

GENII YOUNG

One of the most classically beautiful strippers. (Courtesy of Something Weird Video.)










The video itself.

A hearty handclasp, MK


FILLING FRAMES WITH STRIPPERS

An acquaintance I owed a favor to gave me this frame holder and asked me to fill it. So I did.

















And now, an adult version of an old favorite, "The Castration of Strawberry Roan", an after-hours recording tentatively credited to Dick Foran and The Sons of The Pioneers.

'Bye, all! Milt

COPYRIGHT 2014 BY MILTON KNIGHT

Monday, August 18, 2014

BLUTO'S FAMOUS LAUGH

I spliced this together myself...

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

MY MUSIC

I HEARD-HUGO WINTERHALTER

Different from Don Redman's classic version, this one is just as infectious, given a unique sound by Hugo Winterhalter's double-sized Dixieland group.



SINGING A HAPPY SONG-ENRIC MADUIGUERA

Peppy, catchy instrumental that rather reminds me of a backup to Popeye's antics. A 1950s reissue LP of earlier 'high tone' dance orchestras.

COMING AT MIDNITE...

Wednesday, August 13th on cartoonresearch.com: My article, SUPERKATT: HIS STORY!



RESEARCH!



 
 

Sunday, August 10, 2014

THREE TERRYTOONS

I posted these the other day on YouTube:

1950 was possibly the high point of loopy Terrytoons animation. This one puts a novel twist on the Tom & Jerry “kill the romance” plot. Very overstated, wild animation by all.

This rare later Gandy has him as “the new sheriff”. Many gags are pale echoes of Bugs Bunny/Yosemite Sam encounters, but the crazy animation and satisfying climax may make it worth your while.

I don't hang on to many things I loved as a child, but this is forever. The virtues of Jim Tyer's shootout need not be stated, and I was especially wowed by the bizarre surprise in Carlo Vinci's "gun matching" scene.
As a kid, before home videos, I had to keep memories of this one in my head through the school day so I could attempt to reproduce the "feel" in still drawings at home. Animation like this is not just made up of "funny" and "cool" drawings; it has to be expertly timed to "read" at all. They all knew their stuff (not just the "stars" of the studio).

Enjoy, Milt!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

COMICS ARE NO FUN

I hope my FB friend, Al, won't mind, but I am quoting myself from a little "talk" we had today:

I like joy, anger, and physical, human feeling in art. In comics, I see that diminished by Spiegelman & Fantagraphics' influence, and am angry about it.

I'm reading some early Tezuka now, and THAT is work I like. Unafraid of being earnest to the point of "uncool".

It's my first time reading his comics at length. They have a sense of fancy and sincerity discouraged in current fare.

I mean, I'm tired of hipsters desolate over their coffee mugs, "above it all".


COPYRIGHT 2014 BY MILTON KNIGHT