I used to say with Walt Disney, â€œI love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I have ever knownâ€. But, to be honest, when I produced the book The Art of Mickey Mouse I kind of overdosed on all things Mickey/Disney. I became real sick-y of Mickey.
But, 15 years later, thereâ€™s a new book by David Gerstein that is actually rekindling that old flame. I feel like a giddy teenager again. Mickey my love, take me back Iâ€™ve just read and reread and reread Walt Disneyâ€™s Mickey And The Gang (Gemstone Publishing). This incredible tome reprints all the gorgeous art that Disney artists did for Good Housekeeping Magazine from 1934-1944. Even though I knew how beautiful it was I never collected this stuff as it was always so hard to find and so expensive when you did find it. Now for what you would pay for one page of it torn out by a member of S.C.U.M. (Society for Cutting Up Magazines) you get the whole blame treasure trove. And so much more: hundreds of related items, from toys to puzzles to comic strips to animation conceptual drawings toâ€¦it all leaves me so breathlessâ€¦especially all the breathtaking colorâ€¦the large formatâ€¦
Mickey Mouse has got it goin’ on
Heâ€™s all I want and Iâ€™ve waited for so long
Donald Duck, can’t you see you’re just not the girl for me
I know it might be wrong but I’m in love with Mickey Mouse
…or something like thatâ€¦
Below is just a small smattering of the art found inWalt Disney’s Mickey and the Gang…
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— C. Yoe (in the funny papers)