Monday, October 6, 2008

MILTON fan art

I've been swamped with work on various projects of late and don't have much new to post. But never let that stop me. October is on us and soon it will be Halloween, so in it's honor here's some of my fan art based on the old TV cartoon MILTON THE MONSTER. This hit the airwaves in the mid-1960's at the height of the monster craze. I recently saw the whole series on DVD and while it's no MAD MONSTER PARTY, it has the inevitable nostalgia value for baby boomers like me. I think this was the last network Saturday Morning cartoon to come out of the east coast and features work by many of the usual suspects from Terrytoons and ParamounT.
Milton & Prof. Weirdo
Count Kook & Prof. Weirdo

"Okay Milton, assume the position..."

9 comments:

Tony DiStefano said...

I love these kind of designs and you do them very well.Great poses.

Weirdo said...

Holy cow, these are really good. My dad is another one of those baby boomers who's very nostalgic about "The Milton Monster Show". Very funny .

flaviano said...

can you sell some recipe for "how to do fresh sketches"? i need one.

Stephen Worth said...

And Jim Tyer's character, Stuffy Derma! I love Milton the Monster. Say "tincture of tenderness" ten times fast!

See ya
Steve

joecab said...

Love that last sketch especially: Prof. Weirdo looks like Milt Gross himself set up the shot!

Yeah, these weren't the greatest cartoons but you can't beat the nostalgia. The last time I saw them on TV in NYC was a brief return on one of the UHF channels in the late 1970's. Mighty Hercules and Marine Boy were there as well.

Will Finn said...

Thanks for all these nice comments. This actual cartoons are hit and miss, but they sure take us boomers back. Jim Tyer's work on the 'STUFFY DERMA' cartoons is really worth seeing tho. Incidentally, I just learned that "Suffed Derma" is an actual deli dish...

flaviano: my formula for fresh sketches: 1000 awful sketches, divided by 1= 1 good sketch.

joecab--i haven't thought of MARINE BOY in decades. Yes, I remember it well...!

pspector said...

Stuffy Derma came on the scene in the early 1950's as a secondary character owned by Hal Seegar in Muggy Doo, Boy Cat comic books. Muggy later underwent a trans-specie changeover into a Boy Fox (imagine the psychological trauma -- spending all those years, a fox trapped in a cat's body. The horror!), and appeared in several episodes of Milton the Monster.

Whit said...

Shamus Culhane wrote that, due to its limited budget, the work he did on Milton emphasized layout over animation. This approach goes only so far.

Elliot Cowan said...

When the stirring's done, may I like the spoon?





PS - Stuffed derma is a very wholesome way of saying "The skin from the neck of the chicken filled with stodgey stuff".