Saturday, September 13, 2008

Irv Spector?

I've been following Ger Apeldoorn's excellent blog

And there has been a lot of discussion about New York animator Irv Spector, who was very prolific as a comic artist. In animation, artists are always required to draw "on model", so it's interesting to see animators drawing their own comics in their own style. Spector worked in many styles. The comics of Hal Seeger's "Muggy Doo" looked like Howie Post's comic style, but I now see they are obviously by Spector. Here's a story from Timely's "Animated Movie-Tunes" #2 - I thought it was Harvey Kurtzman's art, but now that I've seen some of Spector's comics from the early '40s, I'm pretty sure he drew this (and probably wrote it, too). Hopefully some of the experts out there in Internet-Land can confirm this.