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This HENRY cartoon was drawn by his creator Carl Anderson between 1932 and 1934 for the SATURDAY EVENING POST. Look for a new HENRY cartoon every Monday.

Find out more about HENRY here.


 
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LANSDOWNE SOFA CINEMA: Retro Animation Showcase
Hosted by Art Baxter
Saturday, June 28, 2008 - 6:45pm & 8:45pm
Lansdowne Baptist Church
LaCrosse and Lansdowne Avenues, Lansdowne PA
Tickets are $5

Lansdowne Sofa Cinema presents a Retro Animation Showcase, classic cartoons from the 30s - 60s, full of fun for the family (and subtle social commentary).  Cartoonist Art Baxter will play host (Hey, that's me!). Shows are at The Lansdowne Baptist Church, LaCrosse and Lansdowne Avenues, in beautiful downtown Lansdowne. Showtimes 6:45pm (more for the kids) & 8:45pm (more for grown-ups). Tickets are $5.

House Cleaning Blues featuring Betty Boop & Grampy
Directed by Dave Fleicher - Paramount Pictures
B&W - 1937

Balloonland
Directed by Ub Iwerks
Cinecolor - 1935

Get Rich Quick Porky featuring Porky Pig
Directed by Robert Clampett - Warner Brothers
B&W - 1937

The Paneless Window Washer - featuring Popeye
Directed by Dave Fleicher - Paramount Pictures
B&W - 1937

At the Hollywood Bowl - featuring Tom & Jerry
Directed by William Hanna & Joseph Barbera - MGM
Technicolor - 1950

Touché Pussycat featuring Tom & Jerry
Directed by William Hanna & Joseph Barbera - MGM
Technicolor - 1954

High Diving Hare featuring Bugs Bunny & Yosemite Sam
Directed by I. (Fritz) Freleng - Looney Tunes - Warner Brothers
Technicolor - 1949

Fast and Furry-ous featuring Road Runner & Wyle E Coyote
Directed by Chuck Jones - Warner Brothers
Technicolor - 1949

Rocky & Bullwinkle - Season 1, Episode 3
Jet Fuel Formula: Episode 5 "Thr Scrooched Moose" w/ Gidney & Cloyd the Moon Men
Fractured Fairy Tales: The Enchanted Fish
Color - 1959

The Adult program includes these additional cartoons:

Confidence featuring Oswald the Lucky Rabbit
Directed by Ub Iwerks - Lantz/Universal
B&W - 1933

Hollywood Bowl
Directed by Elmer Perkins - Lantz/Universal
Technicolor - 1938

Jungle Jitters
Directed by Friz Freleng - Merrie Melodies - Warner Brothers
Technicolor - 1938

Rabbit of Seville featuring Bugs Bunny & Elmer Fudd
Directed by Chuck Jones - Looney Tunes - Warner Brothers
Technicolor - 1950

Speedy Gonzales featuring Speedy & Sylvester
Directed by I. (Fritz) Freleng - Merrie Melodies - Warner Brothers
Technicolor - 1955

If you are within the sight of my blog and in the greater Philadelphia area. C'mon out and say hello!

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Oswald the Lucky Rabbit wonders why FDR is not in his wheelchair

 
Posted By Art Baxter

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I feel your pain, pal!

Ugh!

I've had a pretty anemic posting schedule lately. Sorry to all of you who continue to drop by looking for new postings.

I've been busy with major home repair, the PHILLY COMIX JAM and its blog and life in general. The dust is starting to settlle. Stuff is on the way next week including new sketchbook pages.

 
Posted By Art Baxter

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This HENRY cartoon was drawn by his creator Carl Anderson between 1932 and 1934 for the SATURDAY EVENING POST. Look for a new HENRY cartoon every Monday.

Find out more about HENRY here.


 
Posted By Art Baxter

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This HENRY cartoon was drawn by his creator Carl Anderson between 1932 and 1934 for the SATURDAY EVENING POST. Look for a new HENRY cartoon every Monday.

Find out more about HENRY here.


 
Posted By Art Baxter

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Saturn Devours His Son
by Francisco Goya
(painted circa 1819 - 1823)
Oil mural transferred to canvas

146 × 83 cm, 57½ × 32½ in
Museo del Prado, Madrid
Spain

 
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Manayunk Avenue & Roxborough Avenue

This is the view from Manayunk Avenue, just off the intersection of Roxborough Avenue. It's two blocks from my home. This is a line of store fronts with apartments above them. I like the fact that these stores are imbedded in a neighborhood within walking distance and not in a strip mall on the main drag. The businesses are a hairdresser, an upholsterer and dry cleaner. These buildings have some hard miles on them yet they still have a lot of their original architectural details. Frankly, I was starting to get fatigued drawing all the #$@%& details. While I was drawing this, a woman who lives in a house to the left of where I was sitting, wanted to see my drawing. I showed her. I got the sense that she was wondering why on Earth I would want to draw this line of buildings. Why indeed. 'Cause it's REAL, man! This drawing was done with the usual suspects.

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Posted By Art Baxter

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Gerd Oswald - June 9, 1919 - May 22, 1989

Gerd Oswald is notable for his directoral work on the early 1960s TV show, THE OUTER LIMITS. Mr Oswald was what you might call a journeyman director. Someone who could turn in better than average work on time and on budget.

His work for THE OUTER LIMITS was visually unique and more or less set the visual template for the show. Teamed with the young cinematographer Conrad Hall, his results were impressive and gripping. He was most challenged when directing the dramatically odd scripts of series co-creator Joseph Stefano. Stefano's scripts didn't follow the standard TV script formula and often ended on an off note. His best scripts were psychological studies. "Don't Open 'Til Doomsday" is, frankly, all about sex or rather all about not having sex, as every character is sexually frustrated including the monster who ultimately "un-creates" himself. "The Invisibles" is a paranoid piece about losers who are implanted with aliens to become political operatives in an alien invasion. It's hard to describe what "It Crawled Out of the Woodwork" and "The Forms of things Unknown" are about as they are so abstract.

Oswald was one of the first directors I became aware of when it began to dawn on me exactly what a "director" did. I was very fond of his work when I was a teenager and I still am today.

Why not watch a Gerd Oswald episode of THE OUTER LIMITS today for his 89th birthday.

SELECT OUTER LIMITS EPISODES:
Oswald as Director with Conrad Hall as cinematographer
O.B.I.T. ( November 4,1963) - w: Meyer Dolinsky
Corpus Earthling (November 18, 1963) - w: Orin Borstin
It Crawled Out of the Woodwork (December 9, 1963) - w: Joseph Stefano
Don't Open Till Doomsday (January 20, 1964) - w: Joseph Stefano
The Invisibles (February 3, 1964) - w: Joseph Stefano
• The Forms of Things Unknown (May 4, 1964) - w: Joseph Stefano

FOR FURTHER READING ABOUT THE OUTER LIMITS:
THE OUTER LIMITS COMPANION by David J. Schow,  Crescendo, 1998.
THE OUTER LIMITS: THE OFFICIAL COMPANION by David J.; Frentzen, Jeffrey Schow, Ace, 1986.

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Miriam Hopkins never got laid and never will...

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...thanks to this monster in  "Don't Open 'Til Doomsday"


 
Posted By Art Baxter

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This HENRY cartoon was drawn by his creator Carl Anderson between 1932 and 1934 for the SATURDAY EVENING POST. Look for a new HENRY cartoon every Monday.

Find out more about HENRY here.


 
Posted By Art Baxter

The Back of My House

This is the back of my house as seen from the back of my back yard. (back! BACK! BACK!) It was drawn on yet another rainy type day. I added the tone on a sunny day. The house is a typical Roxborough twin built in 1903. The third floor houses my studio. It can be detached and jettisoned in case of emergency. This drawing was done with a fountain pen, brush pen, china marker (to give the roof a little texture) and a color pencil.

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View from my backyard

This is the westward view from the stoop of my back door. It was drawn on a rainy day when I couldn't go outside to draw. I added the tone on a sunny day. I left out quite a bit of the crap in the other yards. Ahhh, simplicity. This drawing was done with a fountain pen, brush pen and a color pencil. I do rough these drawings out in pencil first.

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Fleming Street & Lyceum Avenue

This is the view from the corner of Fleming & Lyceum. This section of Lyceum Avenue is part of the so-called "Manayunk Wall," a very steep section of road that is part of a bike race route. This style of home is very comon in Roxborough and it's the type of house I live in. This drawing was done with a fountain pen, brush pen and a color pencil. It took way too looooong to draw. There is just a crazy amount of detail.

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Posted By Art Baxter

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I have no idea why Henry heated up the coin over a fire. Does anybody out there know?

This HENRY cartoon was drawn by his creator Carl Anderson between 1932 and 1934 for the SATURDAY EVENING POST. Look for a new HENRY cartoon every Monday.

Find out more about HENRY here.


 

 

 
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