Thursday, June 25, 2009

Crumb on Terrytoons

As much as he is an anarchist, Robert Crumb is also a traditionalist and always has been. As such, here, from the back cover of the first issue of MR. NATURAL, is Crumb's amusingly wistful "Whatever happened to...?" tribute to the Terrytoons cartoon and comic book animals, Gandy Goose and Sourpuss. In the cartoons, Gandy spoke in a voice copied from Radio's Fire Chief Ed Wynn while his feline antagonist replicated Jimmy Durante (as H-B's later Doggie Daddy would also).

1 comment:

  1. Nice! Thanks for posting this, Steve. I work at the New Rochelle Public Library, only a block from the old Terrytoons studio (the building is now a produce market), so I've forwarded this to our local history expert.