Last Updated: March 3, 2009
ARTISTS OF YORE
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FASHION & FETISH
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MOVIES
MISCELLANEOUS

ARTISTS OF YORE

 
Courtesy of the independent comics weblog BUGPOWDER.COM:
ANDY'S EARLY COMIC ARCHIVE ...wonderfully covering the prehistory of comics:
300 A.D.-1910!

 
CGFA: A VIRTUAL ART GALLERY
 Your Source for Visual Intoxication:ARTMAGICK!

 
Father of the Comic Strip:
WILHELM BUSCH

 
 
The Art Moderne Sensuality of
TAMARA DE LEMPICKA!

 
 
Another fascinating alternate world of comics discovered at LAMBIEK.NET, site of Holland's finest antiquarian comics store. In addition to galleries and their beautiful "Comiclopedia" (an exhaustive reference source on international cartoonists), you'll find their incredible 
HISTORY OF DUTCH COMICS!

 
An interview with Betty Boop creator GRIM NATWICK!
From the Huemer family site:Mementos of DICK HUEMER, penman and Fleischer animator extraordinare!
A site devoted to Fleischer & Disney animator
AL EUGSTER! 
(My favorite feature...Photos of '50s studio Christmas parties!)
THE ADVERTISING ARTWORK OF DR. SEUSS!

 
Welcome back the FLEISCHER POPEYE TRIBUTE SITE!

 
"With financing coming from Romer's mother,socialite Lina Grey, who presided over a fund-raising luncheon to raise the initial capital,Romer Grey Pictures, Ltd. was officially launched in the spring of 1930, and set up shop in the garage in the back of Zane Grey's palatial estate in Altadena, California, just north of Pasadena..."
THE LOST STUDIO OF ROMER GREY! 

 
Classic strip continuity...
MICKEY MOUSE TRIES SUICIDE!

 
Sidestepping its homepage (which no longer works),
I bring you a link to the splendid and informative GEORGE PAL PUPPETOON SITE; just one component of Animation World News' ANIMATION HEAVEN & HELL, which brings us info on Starevich, Clokey, and many other old & modern puppet animators!

 
Here's a beautiful one, an obvious labor of care & love:
THE WALTER LANTZ CARTUNE DATABASE brings us a complete filmography including pre-and-posthistoria, credits, stills, and main title graphics! Truly the Web as it SHOULD be!

 
A pre-1950 history of Japanese animation, Tex Avery drawings and more at
MOC'S ANIMATION PAGE!
Courtesy of Midnight Eye: Scroll down for
MORE on 
PIONEERS OF JAPANESE ANIMATION!

 
The Holloway Pages is a sumptuous site offering information on pulp heroes of yore; for this, go to their Home Page.
The following two links are to their pages devoted to two of the world's most beautiful comic strips: 
Geo. McManus' BRINGING UP FATHER  and V. T. Hamlin's
ALLEY OOP! Both pages have large images of original art...See classic strips up close and in their original form!

 

It wasn't just EC...Meet 
THE OTHER GUYS:
Unknown atrocities in 50s horror comics!

 
A generous insight into the later life of one master of comic art:
THE WALLY WOOD LETTERS
WILL EISNER.COM

 
 
More Sleaze! And More FUN at Jaap Van Deijk's 
PULP ART PALACE!
More fun than you never heard of:
ITALIAN COMICS MAGAZINES OF THE 30S AND 40S

 
A site onMARCELLO DUDOVICH, Italian posterist and colorist sublime!
The Funny Animal King of France:
BENJAMIN RABIER.COM (En Francais!)


ARTISTS OF NOW

 
 
NEW! MIKE HOFFMAN...the real stuff! New,lush paintings in a classical illustration style; this artist knows his work and does lots of it!!
NEW! Art, observations and comic reprints from illustrious Hollywood animator Mark Kausler at 
IT'S THE CAT!
Cartoonist Jeff Wood has been commissioning artists (including myself) to add to his SNOWBUNI saga for a long time; come see this lively-lookin' lovely's flyin' sparks!

 
 
Discover the Fun-tastic world of 
JOE LACEY!

 
KATIE NICE!
HASENKAMM.DE
BIGPANTSMOUSE.COM
TV's KYLE

 
 

Robust Brushwork:
LENINGRAD SCHOOL FINE ART

 
STEFAN LANDSBERGER'S CHINESE PROPAGANDA POSTER PAGES

 
 
New paintings NOW at WWW.GALLERY-WORLDWIDE.COM!

 
I am a proud member of the Creative Community at
ABLESTABLE.COM!



CARTOON NEWS & FORUMS
Dr. Strange-Q, animator of Atlanta, Georgia, has a dilly of a site at STRANGETOONS, where he...and we...revel in his interests: animation, art, music, and (our mutual muse) the great Jim Tyer. And he gave my paintings their first web exposure! Dandy man.

 
ASIFA-HOLLYWOOD ANIMATION ARCHIVE BLOG!
Cartoonmaker Kent Butterworth spotlights his Golden Age funnybook collection and MORE at 
PALAVER OF THE POTULENT!
Tom Stathes shares the joys of emulsion at CARTOONSONFILM!
The World of Knight site is on the COMICS ART LINKS DIRECTORY at DRAGONBERRY.COM !



FASHION & FETISH
FOR THE LOVE OF OPERA GLOVES!
MUTOSCOPE CARDS=classic pin-up cards sold in penny arcade machines, 1940s-60s.
MUTOWORLD.COM= a damn good site.
THE TIGHT SKIRTS PAGE
PETTICOAT PICTURES

 
 
Take Heart! Take Care! WOM!WAM! is back!


MUSIC
RADIO DISMUKE:
A 30s pop music dream, offering live radio, a delicious MP3 gallery and a forum, too!
The Ultimate Guide to the Hottest Women in Classical Music:
BEAUTY IN MUSIC
Courtesy of Musicweb:
  THE RISE AND FALL OF POPULAR MUSIC
BY DONALD CLARKE

 
 
RUSSIAN OLD RADIOS

 
 
An expert in many things useful and entertaining! CDs of classic 78s, vintage animation art, at VIP, Steve Worth has (and does) it all!
Those acquainted with us cartoonist types also know of our species' general weakness for old popular music. The amazing
BIG BANDS DATABASE 
shares info on all the classic bands I can think of; domestic & foreign, jazz & sweet, the hip & the square! Al Katz and his Kittens ARE here!

 

The world of 33 1/3 record labels, with discographies & historical information: 
BOTH SIDES NOW!
Speaking of 33 1/3 records:
COVER HEAVEN!



MEDIEVAL
NetSERF:
The Internet Connection for Medieval Resources.
WINDMILLS:
A fascinating website with vivid portraits of medieval life.


MOVIES

NINA MAE McKINNEY and other Black Beauties of Hollywood's Golden Age!

 
NEW! ORIGINALMMC: A true surprise...an unauthorized, excellent site on the cast & crew of television's first Mickey Mouse Club, their fortunes and their fates! 

 
Great blog of Old Hollywood:
GREENBRIAR PICTURE SHOWS!
A grand site about a grand TV show: 
ROBIN HOOD!
Monstrous Memories with 
MONSTER KID!
The Weird World of 70s Cinema (and other Weirdness)! Join the Jubilee at
PIMPADELIC WONDERLAND!

 
 
India's  Stunt Queen!

 
Your ticket to the
WIDESCREEN MUSEUM!
One of my favorite shows, and my favorite site about it:
The PERRY MASON TV SERIES SITE!

 
"Rumpelstiltskin IS MY NA-A-AME!" Remember the man?...in that tawdry Teutonic fairy-tale matinee of the '60s? Or how about Brainiac, the Mexican monster who thrived on...tee-hee...brain food? Just what do these two reprobates have in common? They were both smuggled state-side by Uncle
K. GORDON MURRAY!
Unique reviews of films dating back to the very beginnings: 
Visit The Weird Wild Realm of 
PAGHAT THE RAT GIRL!



MISCELLANEOUS
THE CANDY WRAPPER MUSEUM: where wrappers are to be enjoyed as art, nostalgia, and humor.

 
GOOD QUOTATIONS 
BY FAMOUS PEOPLE!
TAWDRY TOWN :
An award-winning celebration of paperback sleaze!
Observing Obscure Kulture:
OOKWORLD!
American Nostalgia at:
LISA'S WEB WORLD
PSYWARRIOR.COM
covers the history of psychological propaganda as used by the bad guys...and the 'good'. Not for a quick laugh.
Tim "Kingfish" Moore! Sally Rand! Western Swing, and Willie the Penguin, too! Dug up for your pleasure at the POPULAR CULTURE EXCAVATION SITE: VOT DER DUMBOOZLE?

 
It may make you angry...or you might find it as telling and funny as I do. Visit Sally & Johnny and let them tell you why 
BLACK PEOPLE LOVE THEM!

More links to come!...You Betcha!


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