Super I.T.C.H » Blog Archive » COMIC BOOK COMPULSIVE — Donald and Mickey Annual 1974
Get these books by
Craig Yoe:
Archie's Mad House Krazy Kat & The Art of George Herriman: A Celebration
Archie's Mad House The Carl Barks Big Book of Barney Bear
Archie's Mad House Amazing 3-D Comics
Archie's Mad House Archie's Mad House
Archie's Mad House The Great Treasury of Christmas Comic Book Stories
Archie's Mad House The Official Fart Book
Archie's Mad House The Official Barf Book
Popeye: The Great Comic Book Tales of Bud Sagendorf Popeye: The Great Comic Book Tales of Bud Sagendorf
Archie: Seven Decades of America's Favorite Teenagers... And Beyond! Archie: Seven Decades of America's Favorite Teenagers... And Beyond!
Dick Briefer's Frankenstein Dick Briefer's Frankenstein
Barney Google: Gambling, Horse Races, and High-Toned Women Barney Google: Gambling, Horse Races, and High-Toned Women
Felix The Cat: The Great Comic Book Tails Felix The Cat: The Great Comic Book Tails
Klassic Krazy Kool Kids Komics The Golden Collection of Klassic Krazy Kool KIDS KOMICS"
"Another amazing book from Craig Yoe!"
-Jerry Beck
CartoonBrew.com
Dan DeCarlo's Jetta Dan DeCarlo's Jetta
"A long-forgotten comic book gem."
-Mark Frauenfelder
BoingBoing.net
The Complete Milt Gross Comic Books and Life Story The Complete Milt Gross Comic Books and Life Story
"Wonderful!"
-Playboy magazine
"Stunningly beautiful!"
- The Forward
"An absolute must-have."
-Jerry Beck
CartoonBrew.com
The Art of Ditko
The Art of Ditko
"Craig's book revealed to me a genius I had ignored my entire life."
-Mark Frauenfelder
BoingBoing.net
The Greatest Anti-War Cartoons
The Great Anti-War Cartoons
Introduction by Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus
"Pencils for Peace!"
-The Washington Post
Boody: The Bizarre Comics of Boody Rogers
Boody: The Bizarre Comics of Boody Rogers
"Crazy, fun, absurd!"
-Mark Frauenfelder
BoingBoing.net
More books by Craig Yoe
Wednesday, January 2, 2013

COMIC BOOK COMPULSIVE — Donald and Mickey Annual 1974

Let’s start the new year right with something short and fairly awful, Donald and Mickey Annual 1974 from Fleetway in the UK.  Some of the contents are reprints of American Disney material, some appear to be European (and not very good).  And then there’s  this insanely off model Mickey Mouse story I’m going to go ahead and assume was drawn by British hands.  I make that assumption because I keep seeing examples of Mickey in the UK that are just appalling; it’s like either the artists didn’t care or were working from zero reference material.  I mean, check out the Mickey on the cover; he’s positively Soviet looking.

And then check out how Mickey is drawn in this sort story, “Making a Splash!”.

And for bonus ick points, here’s a close-up of Mickey without his shoes.  Maybe it’s just me, but I always find it extra ooky whenever  I see either Mickey or Goofy appears sans shoes or socks.

And then there’s this activity page; OK, sure, Mickey looks just fine…

…but check out what he’s wearing.  A long jacket, with a tie?  What the hell?

And here’s a How To Draw Mickey page; I wish I could they could have shown it to the artist who drew “Making a Splash!”


Steveland

View the entire blog

One Response to “COMIC BOOK COMPULSIVE — Donald and Mickey Annual 1974”

  1. Kid Robson Says:

    What’s more shocking is that this would have to be shown to and approved by the relevant Disney department responsible for licensing before publication. Having worked on a comic featuring Hanna-Barbera characters and seeing the mistakes that an inept editor made which were passed by HB, it’s hardly surprising that such off-model material sneaks through when the relevant representatives don’t seem to bother.

I.T.C.H is looking forward to your thoughts. Please, no flame. Thanks!

SUBSCRIBE