Friday, March 1, 2013

Gary Fields - Huckleberry Hound

2012.09.29 Asbury Park, NJ

Gary is heavily influenced by the cartoons he watched growing up, which works perfectly for the books he draws. His titles (as writer, penciller, inker or colorist) include:
DC comics - Cartoon Network, Dexter's Lab, Cow & Chicken, Billy & Mandy, the Jetsons, Sgt Rock, Scooby-Doo
Hanna-Barbera stories that included Peter Potamus, Yogi Bear, Wally Gator, Wacky Races, Augie Doogie...
Hellboy pin-up in Hellboy Weird Tales #8...
Image Comics - Popgun, Action Planet...
Rugrats newspaper comic strip...
Nickelodeon magazine gag cartoons...
Topps - Duckman
Marvel - Biker Mice from Mars, What If?, Earthworm Jim, Rocko's Modern Life (with Darren Auck)
Airwave - Mr magoo's Holiday Special
Spotlight Comics - Underdog, Mighty Mouse
Archie Comics - TMNT, Jughead's Pal Hot Dog
First Comics - Grimjack
.......and many others....

Huckleberry Hound is a laid-back blue dog with a Southern drawl, created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, making his first appearance in 1958 in Huckleberry Hound Meets Wee Willie. I have strong memories of the Huckleberry Hound show, as I remember watching Huck and Yogi Bear and all the H-B characters during my chidlhood..

"Oh my darling, Oh my darling, Oh my darling Clementine
Thou are lost an gone forever, dreadful sorry Clementine..."

The stamp honors Owney (1887-1897) a stray mixed breed terrier adopted by the post office in Albany, NY, traveling throughout the 48 contiguous states as a mascot of the Railway Post Office. Owney is the subject of an exhibit at the Smithsonian Museum and honored by the Postal Service July 27, 2011...

Words from Gary Fields

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