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When I Seen A Elephant Fly!

Dumbo has always been one of my favorite Disney movies. I remember seeing as a kid in the theater and hearing the songs on my parents radio from time to time. I never once thought that any of it was racist. It seems now that it's become a target second to Song of the South in that regard. Seems to me that someone thought it was and said it, people heard it and agreed without watching it for themselves and deciding. They are black because they are crows. They are crows because Dumbo is on a farm at that point in the movie. They speak with an old southern "backchat" because they are southern. I've worked with people that spoke that way and most of them were not even black! As a kid in the northeast I thought all southern people spoke that way just like southerners were expecting me to talk with a certain accent being from New Jersey. I figure if Floyd Norman doesn't have a problem with it, why should I? I don't wish to have any type of argument or even a discus…

Winnie the Pooh!

Full disclosure, I’m not a Winnie the Pooh fan so this would probably not have been done if it wasn’t commissioned. Don’t hate me. It's not like I don't appreciate the movies tho. I do love the format of the original with the book itself playing a part like when Pooh is skipping along the type or when the letters fall off the page when it rains. Plus the voice casting is stellar and Sebastian Cabot as the narrator! But as characters I find them all to be quite simple and there is no "villain" so there is no drama for me. They can be fun to draw sometimes tho.
Winnie the Pooh and gang.
Enjoy!



Paul Bunyan!

Growing up as a kid in the 70's we obviously didn't have access to cartoons like today. We only had Saturday mornings, a few old, after school shows like Woody Woodpecker and Sunday nights on the Wonderful World of Disney. Most of the year I would be continuously disappointed on Sunday nights after being so excited with anticipation for it to be finally time for Uncle Walt to come on, following the nature show Wild Kingdom (I hate nature shows!), totally wanting a Disney cartoon to be shown...more nature. UGH! Took me years to figure out that Disney only showed the cartoons near holidays for the most part. But one of those cartoons that they would bust out (they didn't show the feature films) was Paul Bunyan! I loved this short! So much that it made my disdain for nature programs and petting zoos grow because if they didn't have a blue ox, well then what's the point!??

So I have been drawing quite a bit of Disney characters lately and was asked to do one of Paul Bu…