Thursday, October 7, 2010

Mr. Magoo Via Dan Gormley!

The work of Dan Gormley has become better known in recent years after Drawn and Quarterly Publishing began its John Stanley Library - as Gormley provided finished art for Stanley's layouts in several volumes. His work here on Mr. Magoo showcases his pretty, near-perfect brushwork (with just a hint of Stanley in the hotel detective?). I love how Gormley's line looks so effortless, so easy and natural. This story comes from Gerald McBoing Boing and the Nearsighted Mr. Magoo No. 1, August-October 1952.

This single pager is from the same issue, back cover; and is also the work of Mr. Gormley.

To view more of Dan Gormley's hall-of-fame work, please click the label below!


  1. WOW! This is a great post. Gormley's great work on a comic book adaptation of probably the best Magoo short, "Fuddy Duddy Buddy". Thanks for sharing this! I posted the cartoon a while back check it out.

    Fuddy Duddy Buddy

    1. It's on this short which Mr. Magoo confused his British friend with a walrus.

  2. Kevin: Wow back at ya! Thanks the link to that great cartoon. I didn't realize that great Gormley comic was an adapatation! Fantastic.

    OK, looking at your blog was the straw that broke the camel's back. I've been thinking about a sidebar to refer kids' to great cartoon blogs like yours, and now I'm gonna do it! (gimme a day or so)

  3. I've become a big fan of Gormley's work during the last year. He's one of those artists that stands out, but you just don't recognize the name. His inking style fits the funny animal genre perfectly.

  4. Gary: Little by little, Gormley is becoming on of my favorites. As you say, his inking knocks me out.

  5. LOL! Mr. Magoo is so great! Loved how he mistook that walrus for the colonel.


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