Sunday, June 12, 2011

Irv Spector Pretty Girl Comics

Here's an Irv Spector treat.









Spector is the same guy who draws the beautiful Coogy comics.


He blends appealing traits from a lot of different styles all into one.


http://irvspector.blogspot.com/2009/12/comic-book-interlude-farmers-daughter-1.html

20 comments:

Steven M. said...

His girls are quite lovely.

Zartok-35 said...

The stylistic contrasts are a bit jarring, but it's worth it.

jeffreyJack said...

Great. What pure lines. Almost reminds me of Walt Kelly for some reason.

Omar Momani said...

love the one that rides a bully

HemlockMan said...

Obviously borrowing from many sources, as far as style. I'm interested now in his "Coogy" strip. I'd never heard of it at all until you mentioned it some time back. He was definitely trying to ape Kelly there, but I'd like to see more of that comic.

Did he do more than just THE FARMER'S DAUGHTER comic? You chose some nice example panels.

Damiano D said...

Woah! See the line work on that bear character! Thick-as-all-hell!

mike f. said...

Elusive and obscure, the aptly-named Irv Spector is a guy I'd never even heard of before reading about him on this blog, (and even then I got him confused with MGM animator Irv Spence!)

Spector deserves to be better known. Now that Fantagraphics is (supposedly) putting out The Complete Pogo, maybe some smart independent publisher will issue a volume or two on Coogy. That would be great! (Are you listening, IDW?)

So Spector draws great pretty girls, too? I'm not surprised. That's one of the things that separates the men from the boys in cartooning.

JohnK said...

Well I found out about him just lately too.

I knew his name from credits in New York animated cartoons but didn't know he also drew comics until I found his son's site.

There are a lot of great old cartoonists that were never written up in books that I've discovered on all the great blogs that have sprung up in the last few years.

Thiago Levy said...

Solid inking! The lines are defining the shape and have great design on their own. You can almost see the brush moving around the composition. They have calligraphy rhythm in it.

Mattieshoe said...

Cute sexy cartoon girls, what more could any man ask for?

John Rouse said...

Damn...it's 2:30 in the morning and now I want a hot dog.

Shawn Dickinson said...

Nice inks!

Elana Pritchard said...

hmmm... just saw this... hmmm... still leaving you alone... hmmm...i got my hair cut... hmmm... quantum mechanics..hmm...

Aaron Long said...

Man, this stuff is great! The linework (and everything else) is so slick, stylish and confident.

Steve Hogan said...

Great stuff, but a comment by Shane Glines in the linked post suggests that the girl art in the comic was actually drawn by cartoonist Bill Williams. Judging by the response from Irv's son Paul, this is probably the case.

JohnK said...

Oh, that's interesting!

K-T said...

Hey John! Hollywood has done it again! A new high budget movie with low budget thinking based on a Dr. Suess book is hitting the theaters again!

http://www.cartoonbrew.com/wp-content/uploads/lorax1.jpg

Look at those wonderful human eyes!

Someone please kill me now.

SparkyMK3 said...

Hey John, you know that Milt Gross short called "Jitterbug Follies"? I figured out that it's actually on DVD--it's included on Side B of the two movie set called "Room Service/At The Circus"!

Tell this to everyone so they can study one of the best cartoon shorts ever made!

Bob Lilly said...

Irv Spector is new to me, John. Thanks for sharing him with us.

I would consider it a compliment if someone said my comics remind them of Irv Spector.

-Bob

Steve Hogan said...

Personally I have no expertise in this, but while the styles mesh pretty well, the girl has more drop shadows and the lines of her form tend to carry on through her clothing. (Especially her skirt.) Of course this could just be for the va-va-voom factor.

I can't really speak to the Bill Williams connection, but here's an example of some later stuff by him:

http://learning2share.blogspot.com/2007/07/beatsploitation-in-kookie-2-dell-comics.html