Friday, December 28, 2007

HANNA-BARBERA CHARACTERS - 18" x 24" original art available!

A couple of people have recently asked me about this piece I did a while ago. It's all of the Hanna-Barbera "animal" characters that appeared between the years 1958 through 1966...from RUFF & REDDY to PRECIOUS PUPP. The original art piece measures 18" x 24" and it is available to own! The original art was too large to scan, so I had to photocopy the original in sections. Then, I pieced the photocopy together for scanning. You can see the lines where the photocopies were cut. Of course, the cut lines do not appear on the original art piece. The art is brush, pen & ink on bristol board and the classic HANNA-BARBERA logo is hand-lettered. E-mail me at for details. Thanks! -- Patrick Owsley

Tuesday, December 25, 2007


Leslie and I want to wish everyone a very MERRY CHRISTMAS! -- Patrick Owsley

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

QUISP color sketch

Here's a QUISP color sketch that I just listed on Ebay. Click HERE to see all of my original cartoon art Ebay auctions! If you'd like for me to create a piece of cartoon character art for you, e-mail me at . My original cartoon art makes a great gift! Thanks! -- Patrick Owsley

Saturday, December 01, 2007


Here's JACK from the 1979 RANKIN/BASS "Animagic" production, JACK FROST. Be sure to check out the RANKIN/BASS blog by clicking HERE! The RANKIN/BASS blog is run by my good friend, Rick Goldschmidt. Rick is the official RANKIN/BASS Historian and Biographer.

Friday, November 30, 2007


Just a quick reminder to let everyone know that I still have a few sets of the 14-piece HANNA-BARBERA CLASSIC CARTOON TITLE CARD set still available! Take a look at my October 25, 2007 posting (in my OCTOBER 2007 ARCHIVE link to the right) for photos of all of the title cards. Pictured above is the PIXIE AND DIXIE and MR. JINKS title card from the set. If you're interested in a set, e-mail me at for all of the details. Thanks! -- Patrick Owsley

Wednesday, November 28, 2007


If you'd like to give a piece of my classic cartoon character art as a gift this holiday season, please let me know ASAP. I want to be sure to get your art to you in time. Click on the links in my LINKS section (to the right) for my Ebay auctions and my MySpace page to see samples of my cartoon art. E-mail me at and let me know what you're interested in. Thanks! -- Patrick Owsley

Friday, November 23, 2007


The legendary BORIS KARLOFF was born on this day in 1887! The above image was something I did a while's the KARLOFF "Animagic" puppet from the classic Rankin/Bass movie, MAD MONSTER PARTY. It's brush, pen & ink on gray linen paper. The MAD MONSTER PARTY logo is hand-lettered. My pal, Karswell, who runs the blog THE HORRORS OF IT ALL, gave me the heads-up about Uncle Boris' birthday. If you haven't already, be sure to check out THE HORRORS OF IT ALL blog by clicking HERE! You can e-mail me at Thanks! -- Patrick Owsley

Thursday, November 22, 2007


Leslie and I want to wish everyone a HAPPY THANKSGIVING! -- Patrick Owsley

Sunday, November 18, 2007


I just want to wish my beautiful wife, Leslie, a happy first wedding anniversary! It was one year ago tonight that we became Husband and Wife. I love you, Baby! -- Patrick

Friday, November 16, 2007


Legendary voice artist DAWS BUTLER would have been 91 years old today! DAWS is best known for his brilliant work voicing the HANNA-BARBERA characters YOGI BEAR, HUCKLEBERRY HOUND, QUICK DRAW McGRAW and many more! Take a look at the above image to see many of the characters voiced by DAWS BUTLER. Click on the image for a larger view! Happy Birthday, Daws!


Click on the link in my LINKS section to see what I currently have up for auction on Ebay! You can e-mail me at . Thanks! -- Patrick Owsley


Thursday, November 08, 2007


Here's a few pieces from one of my recent projects. Back at the end of July, I was hired by DAN FINNERTY of THE DAN BAND to create the cartoon illustrations for their new comedy Christmas music CD booklet. The booklet is called HO: A DAN BAND CHRISTMAS COLORING BOOK. There are 10 interior illustrations to be colored...each one representing a song on the CD. Each illustration is accompanied in the coloring book with the song's lyrics. The full-color coloring book cover is shown above with the coloring page art for the songs HO HO HO...CHRISTMAKWANZAKAH...GET DRUNK & MAKE OUT THIS CHRISTMAS and PLEASE DON'T BOMB NOBODY THIS HOLIDAY. I thought it would be fun to mimic Paul Coker, Jr.'s "Rankin/Bass" lettering style on the booklet's cover. Click here for THE DAN BAND's MySpace can order the CD, HO: A DAN BAND CHRISTMAS, from their MySpace page! You'll see a banner to click on to order. Order today! THE DAN BAND is currently on tour and appeared in the feature films STARSKY & HUTCH (with Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson) and OLD SCHOOL (with Will Ferrell). THANK YOU to DAN FINNERTY for the assignment! Click on each image for a larger view. on my Ebay art auctions link in my LINKS section to see my listing for all of THE DAN BAND CHRISTMAS COLORING BOOK original art. Be sure to visit my official MySpace page by clicking on the link in my LINKS section, as well. You can e-mail me at . Thanks! -- Patrick Owsley

Tuesday, November 06, 2007


Here's a new logo design that I did recently for ODD RODS. Click here to check out ODD RODS! Thank you to Dave Hart, Zoila Hart and Terry Retin for the assignment! Need a logo?...e-mail me at . Thanks! -- Patrick Owsley

Sunday, November 04, 2007


Here's a great item from my files. It looks like the cover to an MGM Studio Club benefit dinner dance program from March 1952. I love how the stylized background images are designed around TOM & JERRY. Click on the image for a larger view!

Thursday, November 01, 2007


In an effort to get back to posting more often than I have been lately, I'm posting these front and back views of a BUGS BUNNY figural product design. I'm not exactly sure when this design was done. The yellow gloves on BUGS could date it back to the 1950s or early 1960s. Looks like this could be a really cool BUGS BUNNY vinyl figure today! This also gives me the chance to recommend the recently released LOONEY TUNES GOLDEN COLLECTION VOL. 5 DVD set! I just finished watching Disc 1 and really enjoyed seeing the General Foods commercials for Post Cereals and Tang featuring BUGS BUNNY! Pick up the DVD set today. Thanks! -- Patrick Owsley

Wednesday, October 31, 2007


HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Here's WACKY WITCH wishing you a frightful fun day! Recently, I've been looking through a few of the old Gold Key WACKY WITCH comic books...great stuff! Hope you enjoy my WACKY WITCH HALLOWEEN greeting and have a safe, fun HALLOWEEN! -- Patrick Owsley


I hope everyone is having a safe and fun Halloween! Here's a few spooky photos that I thought I'd's LON CHANEY as THE WOLF MAN...BORIS KARLOFF as THE FRANKENSTEIN MONSTER and CHRISTOPHER LEE as DRACULA! A few years ago, CHRISTOPHER LEE made an appearance at the old CREATURE FEATURES store in Burbank, CA and he was kind enough to sign the above photo for me.

Monday, October 29, 2007


Here's a QUICK DRAW McGRAW that I did recently. It's based on the QUICK DRAW pose that you see on the QUICK DRAW title card in my previous post. I still have a few sets of the H-B title cards available...e-mail me at . Thanks! -- Patrick Owsley

Wednesday, October 10, 2007


UPDATE ON 12-15-08 -- This Rankin/Bass FROSTY THE SNOWMAN original art is available to own! Makes a great holiday gift. It's $19.99 plus $3 First Class mail shipping. Priority Mail shipping is $5. Just send payment via Paypal to Please put FROSTY THE SNOWMAN ART in the payment subject line. Thanks! -- Patrick Owsley
Here's a couple of character color sketches that I did recently...ROGER RAMJET and FROSTY THE SNOWMAN. Hope you enjoy seeing these! Visit my LINKS section (on the right) for the link to my cartoon art Ebay auctions. E-mail me at . Thanks! -- Patrick Owsley

Monday, September 10, 2007


Click on the link in my LINKS section to see the original cartoon art that I'm currently offering on Ebay. This colorful LITTLE LULU piece is one of them. Click on the image for a larger view! E-mail me at . Thanks! -- Patrick Owsley

Sunday, September 09, 2007


Just wanted to remind everyone to check out my Ebay auctions. I'm offering many pieces of my original cartoon art at prices to sell. All auctions won include FREE matter how many pieces you win! To see my auctions, click here! Also click on the above image of Filmation's WACKY & PACKY for a larger's one of the pieces that I'm offering. Thanks! -- Patrick Owsley

Saturday, September 01, 2007


It's September already and the CUBS are still holding on to first place in the National League Central! Just wanted to remind everyone to take a look at my original cartoon art auctions on Ebay. Just click on the link in my LINKS section to the right. All of my art is priced to sell and shipping is FREE! See my August 31, 2007 posting, as well. Contact me at . Thanks! -- Patrick Owsley

Friday, August 31, 2007


I was cleaning out my files of original cartoon art and came across many pieces that I thought I'd offer on Ebay. Click here to see my original art auctions. Most of my auctions are for cartoon art that I've done for public domain DVD releases. There's a wide range of classic character art from POPEYE to art for a HALLOWEEN CARTOON COLLECTION. I've priced all of the art to sell and I am not charging any shipping costs. Shipping will be combined on all auctions won. It's FREE shipping no matter how many pieces you win. You can reach me at . Click on each image above for a larger view! Thanks! -- Patrick Owsley

Tuesday, August 28, 2007


It's been just over a week since my last posting. I've been really busy working on a music-related project that I can't discuss or post any art from yet. I will do that later.
Here's a piece of 1965 presentation art for the HANNA-BARBERA production, THE STONE AGE GANG. The show never did go into production, but it looks like the concept did evolve into the HANNA-BARBERA Gold Key comic book series, THE CAVE KIDS. Click on the image for a larger view! You can reach me at . Thanks! -- Patrick Owsley

Monday, August 20, 2007


I've been getting a really good response to the recent postings of HANNA-BARBERA presentation art. So, what's next? How about this 1965 presentation piece for THE JAGUARS? We never saw THE JAGUARS go into production, but maybe the rock group concept carried over to the development of THE IMPOSSIBLES. Looks like both may have been in development around the same time. Click on the image for a larger view! You can e-mail me at . Thanks! -- Patrick Owsley

Tuesday, August 14, 2007


I'm not sure what year this presentation art is from, but it's for a proposed character named DAN'L BONE. Though the DAN'L BONE series never made it to production, it looks like it could have been another hit TV series for HANNA-BARBERA. From the looks of the second presentation board, it appears the show may have involved time travel. Great looking character and art! Be sure to click on each image for a larger view! E-mail me at . Thanks! -- Patrick Owsley

Saturday, August 11, 2007


The other day, I received an e-mail from blog reader Dom Giansante of Forest Grove, OR. Dom wrote, "Those presentation boards are so fun!!! I love seeing character designs of my favorite characters - before they became how we know them now!! Keep them coming!! I am fascinated!" Dom is speaking of my recent postings of HANNA-BARBERA presentation art. Without hesitation, here's 1964 presentation art for ATOM ANT! I'm also posting a 1965 ATOM ANT title card for "Ferocious Flea", showing you the character's transition from concept to TV screen. Click on each image to enlarge! E-mail me at . Thanks! -- Patrick Owsley

Thursday, August 09, 2007


The other day, I posted presentation art for Hanna-Barbera's FRANKENSTEIN JR.. Here's another great vintage piece from my HANNA-BARBERA reference file. It's 1965 presentation art for SECRET SQUIRREL and MOROCCO MOLE. SECRET and MOROCCO ended up looking quite differently when their cartoons went into production. I'm also posting a 1965 SECRET SQUIRREL & MORROCO MOLE cartoon title card for "Yellow Pinkie" and a piece of SECRET SQUIRREL character art that I did a few years ago. You can really see how the characters evolved. Even the spelling of MORROCO was different from the presentation art to the title card. I've got more classic HANNA-BARBERA presentation art that I'll be posting soon. Keep checking back! Be sure to click on each image for a larger view! You can e-mail me at . Thanks! -- Patrick Owsley

Tuesday, August 07, 2007


Congratulations to BARRY BONDS of the San Francisco Giants on becoming Major League Baseball's all-time home run leader. BONDS hit home run #756 tonight off of MIKE BACSIK of the WASHINGTON NATIONALS. BONDS broke the previous home run record of 755 held by HANK AARON, by hitting the historic home run at Pac Bell Park in San Francisco. Although BONDS may now have hit the most home runs in Major League Baseball history, HANK AARON is the real HOME RUN KING! I've posted a 2003 Topps Fan Favorite reproduction of a HANK AARON 1975 baseball card.

Sunday, August 05, 2007


Here's something from my Hanna-Barbera reference files that I'm sure you'll enjoy. It's a 1966 presentation board for one of my favorite Hanna-Barbera super TV heroes, FRANKENSTEIN JR.! I'm also posting another 1966 presentation board of proposed Hanna-Barbera villains. These look like villains for THE IMPOSSIBLES. Be sure to click on each image for a larger view!

Wednesday, August 01, 2007


I recently signed the Independent Contractor's Agreement that was sent to me by ARCHIE COMICS. I'll be doing hand-lettering for ARCHIE digest stories. I want to thank Archie Editor, Mike Pellerito, for the work!
Yesterday, the 1968 Saturday morning CBS-TV series, THE ARCHIE SHOW, was released on a 2-disc DVD set. The series was produced by FILMATION and it's a lot of fun to watch. The series featured great bubble gum rock by THE ARCHIES with front man, RON DANTE. I'm posting a 45 single of THE ARCHIES that I had signed by RON DANTE. I've also posted the cover and first page of EVERYTHING'S ARCHIE No. 1 from 1969. THE ARCHIE SHOW DVD set includes a reproduction of this comic book story where ARCHIE, JUGHEAD, BETTY, VERONICA and REGGIE visit the FILMATION studio and meet NORM PRESCOTT, HAL SUTHERLAND and LOU SCHEIMER. Click on each image for a larger view! E-mail me at . Thanks! -- Patrick Owsley