Comics I’m Looking Forward To

Sunday, March 27th, 2011

Mister Wob is a pretty minor character in this story, but I really had fun drawing him for this page. Technically, he does talk, but he only speaks monkey (Cheep!) so to get across his personality and what he’s saying, I had to make sure it was all communicated through his body language. I think I managed to get it on this page.

The masters of this kind of thing were the animators on the old Disney cartoons, particularly with the Pluto cartoons. It’s amazing that they made a ton of cartoons where there was never any speaking, barking yes, and Pluto occasionally getting bawled out by Mickey, but hardly any speaking, and yet the cartoons are totally entertaining and you always know what’s going on.

On the subject of Disney, check out this series coming out soon from Fantagraphics, Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse Vol. 1: Race to Death Valley. There’s a downloadable 19 page PDF if you want to check it out. It’s going to be awesome! I can’t wait.