Sunday, July 19, 2009


Frankenstein, Jr.

Kevin Nowlan shares this groovy image of Frankenstein, Jr. and the Impossibles (joined by Atom Ant and Secret Squirrel), that Nowlan inked over Bill Wray's pencils. How awesome is that?

I was just thinking about Frankenstein Jr. the other day, actually. As I do about once every month or so, I was trawling through YouTube looking for old cartoons, and came across the opening titles of Frankenstein, Jr. and the Impossibles.

And then yesterday, Georgia and I were drawing robots, superheroes, and monsters in the morning, using Jay Stephens's wonderful how-to-draw books for examples, and I was grooving on the "Garganto" robot, which you can see on the right hand side of the cover image, with the little kid driver in his head--a total Frankenstein, Jr. homage.

(Stephens did three of these how-to-draw titles for Lark Books, Robots!, Heroes!, and Monsters!, and they are all worth their weight in gold. Georgia loves these things, and the nice thing about it is that the emphasis on construction lines and building up complex characters from simple shapes and curves means that she's actually learning how to draw from fundamentals, and not just copying images. Okay, end plug.)

Anyway, where was I? Oh, right, Frankenstein, Jr.

He's cool...

That is EXTREMELY awesome. I loved both of those shows.
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