Monday, February 11, 2013

Irv Spence's Cartoon Diary: February 11, 1944

Mark Kausler wrote to the old blog on 2/12/05:
I was in Irv Spence's animation class at Hanna-Barbera back in 1969 and he showed me his cartoon diary. The 2/11/44 entry, showing Irv drawing Jerry was the most memorable image from the diary. In the years since I last saw it, someone censored Irv's dialog balloon. Originally he said "Wish you'd learn to draw this damn(or dam) mouse, Liggera!" Somebody has erased the "damn" and replaced it with "CAT &"! Maybe Irv did that himself, maybe somebody else changed it. Anyway, it's funnier with the "damn". ...It seems that Stod Herbert and Tony Liggera were of little or no help to Irv if you believe the diary! He chose to depict his golf game and victory garden planting more than his work experiences, that's why 2/11/44 was one of my favorite drawings from the diary.

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