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Thursday, September 16, 2010

T.S. Sullivant: Granddaddy of Cartoonists

Today kiddies, I bring to you the work of a master cartoonist. It's T.S. Sullivant. There's not much I can say about him that has already been said. He was a highly popular and influential cartoonist in the early years of the 20th century. His influence can be felt in many cartoons, particularly those of the Disney studio.

Here are some samples of his work, done for Judge in the early 1920s. I got these from a book called Cartoons of the Roaring Twenties by R.C. Harvey.


Until Next Time
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Anonymous said...

It's great that I'm finally able to see some more of this great cartoonist's work. I love the way Sullivant would ink his cartoon drawings. Is there anywhere else, like another website, where I could actually see some more of his work that you know of?

Eric Noble said...

Yeah, Sullivant had some great inking. He knew where to put the details on a person. It's not cluttered. His cartoons read so clearly.

As for seeing more of Sullivant's work, you can try the ASIFA-Hollywood site. They have more of his work there. That's all I know of. The rest you have to Google.

Steven Hartley said...

These are some good drawings, I certainly see some style that might have been influenced by Disney, especially the centaurettes.

Oh BTW, I'm glad you like the Norman Thelwell drawings...I'm glad to see quite a bit of feedback.

Kirk said...

Great stuff!