Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Forgotten Master: Ellis Holly Chambers

Recently, friend Sherm Cohen posted some of the wonderful work of Ellis Holly Chambers on his blog, Cartoon SNAP. Feeling inspired, I rummaged through my collection and found the following stories from Dizzy Duck No. 32, November 1950. You may find more of this great, forgotten artist at Sherm's post: (CLICK). Also, the George Washington of comic bloggers, Pappy (Pappy's Golden Age Comics Blogzine), has posted more great Chambers info and work: (CLICK). Download THIS POST!

13 comments:

  1. Rock solid big round-y cartooning.

    Between you, Pappy and Sherm champion his work, Ellis Holly Chambers is soon to be a name on every discerning comics fan's lips.

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  2. I hope so, Jeffie. He sure deserves a bigger slice of fandom, doesn't he? Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. I don't think I've ever showed Ellis Holly Chambers in my Pappy's blog because this is the first I've seen his work or heard of him!

    Dizzy Duck looks like a cross between Donald and Howard the Duck. Very appealing style. Thanks for introducing me to this amazing cartoonist.

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  4. KW: yep!

    Pappy: I beg to differ, my friend! Check the link in the post! you sure have posted his Cosmo Cat work!

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  5. Instant Love for this Duck Character. I would love animate him.

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  6. Guillermo: Such loose and easy cartooning! I love it, too.

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  7. I'm overwhelmed. Chambers is a terrific cartoonist I never heard of before. Thanks for running this, Mr. Banta. And a Happy New Year to you and all us regulars here.

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  8. Dirty Duck is Super Funny, I Like the Crossed eybrows expression that Dirty Duck makes sometimes in a few panels, those are my favorite expressions, Super Funny! E.H Chambers was A Great Artist, I Wonder if he was an animator at a cartoon studio before he worked in comics, because some of his work and character designs sure screams that he did indeed.

    Big Apple

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  9. Big Apple: Yep, I agree - Chambers was great. That's a great question about a possible animation background. I can't say for sure, but many comic book artists from this era did.

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  10. Dizzy reminds me of a certain other famous duck.

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