This Little Golden Book Belongs to . . . Ernie! Thanks, Ernie, wherever you are! The Little Golden Books from the 1940s, 50s, and into the 1960s; featured many of the same artists that were prominent in animation and comic books. Case in point: This Ruff and Reddy (Hanna-Barbera) story from 1959 featured writing by Ann McGovern - with glorious artwork by Harvey Eisenberg and Al White.