These scans of BG's from Friz Freleng's THE INSPECTOR series are blowing me away lately. I was studying the DVD with the aforementioned Mr. Logan recently, who is also a fan and has one of the sharpest senses of design around.
UPDATE: As one commentor has already pointed out, TOM YAKUTIS was the key designer on the show and should be singled out for credit on these outstanding designs.
I am embarrassed to admit that as a kid, I didn't completely get how cool the style of this show was. I liked the cartoons tho. Seeing them today, I am really impressed with the blend of contemporary techniques in them. Adding to the fun, character actor Pat Harrington flawlessly channels Peter Sellers in the voice work. The irresistible Paul Frees voices most of the villians.
Storyboard artist JOHN DUNN was something of a one-man show at DePatie-Freleng studio. His super-sixties inventiveness in writing, boarding, designing and visual gags influenced every cartoon. If you haven't already, check out the ANIMATION BLAST cover story on him. Amid Amidi gives a comprehensive overview of his work, including many previously unpublished sketches, ideas and anecdotes.