question about Mickey image
fstajano at uk.research.att.com
Wed Feb 7 15:26:56 CET 2001
At 2001-02-05 22:17 -0800, you wrote:
>There is a painting by Roy Lictenstein, see
>http://www.nga.gov/cgi-bin/pinfo?Object=70272+0+exhibit, of Mickey and
>Donald fishing. This image of Mickey is very strange. Notice the small
>eyes and the long pants. Donald is 1940+ image. Lichtenstein is
>reported to have painted this from a bubble gum wrapper. I have
>discovered that this is not true. I suspect comic book. Any ideas?
>Thought or commments.
I shall refrain to comment on the quality of the artwork, for which the
"big name" is to me insufficient compensation.
While I do not recognize the image as being anything familiar, I can at
least say that it was extremely rare for the comic books to feature Mickey
and Donald in the same story, so it looks unlikely that this might have
been the source. Disney merchandise (like this mythical bubble gum wrapper,
but anything else from mugs to T-shirts would have been equally suitable)
is more likely, being (as it is) produced by people who know very little
about the characters beyond their graphical aspect.
I am forwarding this message to a list of people interested in Disney
comics, whence others might send you further observations.
Frank (filologo disneyano) http://www.uk.research.att.com/~fms/
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