They may not have got this story exactly right.
|Los Angeles Times, February 28, 1944|
There was one great-looking url at the studio named Doris, who would sachet down the corridor, pulling in her wake the heads of a couple of dozen animators, who would peer out of their office doorways. In that most politically incorrect era. this went on for some time — a silent ritual among us — until one day Heck Allen called out, "It's a bird! It's a dame! It's Supercan!" And it was super, too.
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.