Wednesday, January 5, 2022

It is Jack Bradbury Day at the Big Blog!

Hello, Kids. Nice to visit with you again!

Today is Jack Bradbury day at the Big Blog. Mr. Bradbury is one of my favorite artists because of his lovely work with the brush. His panels, characters, buildings always have such depth and life, his work always so beautifully balanced. Each panel a work of art.

In these two stories today, we see Mr. Bradbury’s skills in full effect with Pluto the Pup!

Pluto has always been unique in the Disney universe in that he is a real dog. He barks like a dog, and he uses all four legs to walk; unlike Goofy who is a dog with human characteristics (Goofy can talk and walk on two legs, just like us humans).

There is a sweet innocence in Pluto that I love – moments of genuine wonder in his open gaze (like with most dogs). You will see what I mean over the course of these two stories! These stories come from Four Color No. 853 (October 1957).

I will see you all again very soon. Until then, I hope you are all warm, safe, and happy! --Your friend, Mykal

Just for fun let's include the the inside covers of this issue of Four Color, all done by Mr. Bradbury in black & white (as if to truly accentuate his wonderful, lush brush).


  1. I like Bradbury’s work, but I’d it has a weakness, it’s that all of his thugs and villains start to look the same after awhile (Paul Murry has this same problem). He does a good job with it, though. You can really read Mickey and Pluto’s minds even without reading the dialogue.

    1. Hi, Debbie! Thanks for stopping by.

      I know what you mean about similar thugs - particularly with the Disney characters. I often wonder if perhaps Mr. Bradbury was happiest with his work for Giggle Comics and that cast - Spencer the Spook, Fremont Frog, etc.

      And, yeah, I'm loving the life and expression he gives Pluto in this story. So transparent and sweet.


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