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Tuesday, October 10, 2006

MR. MAGOO



One of my clients is CLASSIC MEDIA in New York. CLASSIC MEDIA owns some of the all-time great classic cartoon characters. They are ROCKY & BULLWINKLE, UNDERDOG, CASPER THE FRIENDLY GHOST, GERALD McBOING BOING, ROGER RAMJET, MR. MAGOO and others! From time to time, I'll get a call from CLASSIC MEDIA's Creative Director, Tony Knight, to create an illustration of one of their sensational characters. Tony is a pleasure to work with! Here are a few of the MR. MAGOO pieces that I've done for Tony and CLASSIC MEDIA.

12 comments:

Cory and Tashina said...

Wow, Great Stuff!

NARTHAX said...

The bottom one is from "When Magoo Met Mark Foley", obviously.

Chris Gardner said...

Wow! Patrick, this blog is fantastic and your work is beautiful, I can't tell you how many times I've seen artists draw existing characters and something is just "off" a bit, you seem to nail the classic feel of these guys (and gals) I love it! I'll be a regular here for sure, the pieces for the Hanna Barbera merch book are just stunningly done! Bravo, bravo, bravo sir!

PCUnfunny said...

Wow Jerry Beck was defeintly not joking,it's like the original artists' ghosts do possess you ! This stuff is great Pat !

mikecarloooyeah said...

Awesome Blog, strong drawings.

mike f. said...

Hey Patrick!

Just finished reading about your new blog on Cartoon Brew. It looks great!

I recently saw your DVD covers for Tennessee Tuxedo and Go Go Gophers. I picked them both up at Tower, took them into a WB meeting and said: "THIS is how it should be done, people!"

(Have you seen the Looney Tunes DVDs? They look like crap by comparison. Corporate idiots are still overseeing WB home video art - those covers never came through the Art Department. Can you tell?)

Did you get married? I heard you did, congratulations! Chika, Abraham and San Wei all say "howdy"...

Mike F.

Dave said...

I'm amazed of your command of the various house styles of the many characters you've brought back to life. The Magoo designs remind me of the old Mr. Magoo newspaper strip. They have that same snap.

PCUnfunny said...

"(Have you seen the Looney Tunes DVDs? They look like crap by comparison. Corporate idiots are still overseeing WB home video art - those covers never came through the Art Department. Can you tell?)"


I am with you Mike,those covers are horrid. Jesus, the volume 4 cover is the worst yet. If I could,I would have fired the guy who did that art. Hell, I wouldn't give him a chance to clear out his desk,I whould have just thrown his crap out the window.

Patrick Owsley said...

THANK YOU everybody! Glad you are enjoying the blog!

Hey Mike! -- Leslie and I are getting married on Nov. 18. Thanks for taking my TENN. TUXEDO and GO GO GOPHERS DVDs into the WB meeting! Yes, the packaging art and designs on the LOONEY TUNES DVD sets are really bad! Tell Chika, Abraham and San Wei I said hello!

Dave -- I looked at many of the old MAGOO newspaper strips as reference for the MAGOO art. LOVE that stuff!

pcunfunny -- I couldn't have said it better!

Cedric said...

Great stuff! You've got a real sense of fun in your line work. I am really liking this blog, so I added it to my blog roll.

Patrick Owsley said...

cedric -- Thanks!!

NARTHAX said...

Each of Hollywood's buildings has long needed an EXECUTIVE CHUTE to eject certain corporate cretins without their expensive golden parachute perks. Such a chute would be doubly cost effective because they wouldn't even have to grease it.